Smoker Stuffed Peppers: A Symphony of Smoky Flavors and Textures

By Sophia Martinez

Hello, my wonderful readers! It’s your favorite smoking enthusiast, Sophia. Today, I’m excited to share a recipe that will elevate your smoking game to new heights: Smoker Stuffed Peppers. Bursting with flavor, these stuffed peppers are a delightful blend of smokiness, spiciness, and savory goodness. And the best part? They’re incredibly easy to make!

The Tale Behind the Peppers

On one of my culinary adventures, I stumbled upon a street vendor selling the most vibrant, fresh bell peppers. Inspired, I bought a bunch, thinking of the endless possibilities. That evening, as the smoker’s aroma filled my backyard, the idea of smoker stuffed peppers was born. It’s since become a family favorite, and I’m sure it’ll become yours too!


  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, chopped cilantro


1. Fire Up the Smoker: For our smoker stuffed peppers, I suggest using cherry or applewood chips. Their mild smokiness beautifully complements the peppers. Preheat your smoker to 225°F (107°C).

2. Prep the Peppers: Slice off the tops of the bell peppers and remove the seeds. Lightly brush the outside with olive oil. This ensures they get that beautiful smoky char.

3. The Filling: In a skillet over medium heat, sauté the onions and garlic until translucent. Add the ground meat, breaking it apart as it cooks. Once browned, mix in the cooked rice, diced tomatoes, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for a few more minutes until all ingredients are well-combined.

4. Stuffing Time: Fill each pepper with the meat and rice mixture, pressing down gently. Top with a generous sprinkle of cheddar cheese.

5. Into the Smoker: Place the stuffed peppers in the smoker. Allow them to smoke for about 2 hours or until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

6. Serve and Enjoy: Drizzle with some sour cream and sprinkle chopped cilantro for added freshness. Dive in and savor the harmonious blend of flavors and textures!

Sophia’s Tips:

  • For Beginners: Don’t be disheartened if your first batch isn’t perfect. Smoking is as much an art as it is a science. With each try, you’ll get closer to perfection.
  • Variations: Feel adventurous? Swap the ground meat for shredded smoked chicken or add some black beans for a vegetarian twist.
  • Pairing Suggestions: These smoker stuffed peppers pair beautifully with a fresh salad or some smoked corn on the cob.

Choosing a Smoker for Smoked Stuffed Peppers. For those just starting out and without a smoker yet, don’t worry! You can find the perfect smoker for your needs with the helpful tips and reviews on our website. Check out our page ‘Portable Smoker: The 7 Best Portable Smoker You Can Buy in 2023‘ for some great insights and recommendations. Dive into the world of smoking with confidence!

Final Thoughts

Each bite of these smoker stuffed peppers is a testament to the wonders of smoking. From the tender, smoky skin of the peppers to the juicy, flavorful filling, it’s a culinary experience you won’t forget.

Dear readers, I invite you to embark on this smoky adventure. Try the recipe, play around with the ingredients, and make it your own. And when you do, I’d love to hear about your experiences. Did you add a personal twist? How did it turn out? Remember, the beauty of cooking lies in experimentation and sharing.

So, are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with these smoker stuffed peppers? I guarantee they’ll be a hit at your next gathering. As always, feel free to ask any questions or share your smoking stories.

Happy smoking, and even happier eating!

Sophia Martinez

Recipe Developer. With a knack for creating mouth-watering dishes, Sophia is our go-to person for all things delicious.

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