My husband helped me make 2 full weeks if meal ideas and this was one of his requests. I haven't made them but a few times in our 19 years together, and never without rice. They turned out really good! We didn't miss the rice and they stayed firm, not mushy.
1lb ground beef
4 large green peppers
1 can diced tomatoes with chilies
1 small onion
5-6 baby sweet peppers
1/2 cup shredded cheese
(Taco seasoning for ground beef)
1/4 tsp each: garlic salt, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, paprika
1/4 cup water
Brown ground beef, drain and add taco seasoning and water. Add onions, can of tomatoes (drained) and sweet peppers. Simmer for 10 minutes. Slice off tops of green peppers, set aside. Scoop out seeds and fill with ground beef mixture. Place in baking dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and top with cheese. Bake an additional 5-20 minutes. Serve with tops on.