Ground Beef Stuffed Mushrooms: the tasty, meaty appetizer recipe

Total time: 35 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 8 people
By Cookist

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser this holiday season, then look no further than these Ground Beef Stuffed Mushrooms. To make it, you simply cook up a ground beef mixture of meat, onions, bell peppers, and tomato sauce, and use the mixture to stuff mushrooms. Top with cheese and bake until all the cheese has melted. As easy as that!

You can customize the recipe according to your liking, and can also make a vegetarian version for friends who don’t eat meat. It’s such an easy appetizer to make for the fall season. The mushrooms are tender and juicy, and packed with meaty flavor.

Ground Beef Stuffed Mushroom Ingredients

Onion – use yellow or red onion.

Bell pepper – use green pepper.

Mushrooms – use fresh brown mushrooms such as cremini mushrooms, or the larger portobellos.

Tomato sauce – use tomato paste.

Cheese – you will need cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese.


To make sure that the mushrooms don’t end up becoming soggy, they have to be dry before stuffing. Clean the mushrooms by wiping them with a paper towel. If you wash them with water, spread them out on a large kitchen towel to allow them to dry properly.

To make this dish vegetarian, leave out the ground beef, and use chopped mushrooms, onions, shredded carrot, and bell pepper instead.

For all the bacon lovers you can top the mushrooms with crispy bacon. Instead of plain ground beef, why not use Italian sausage?

Stretch the ground beef mixture by adding more vegetables. Chopped carrots, celery, green beans, and extra mushrooms will all work.

How To Store Ground Beef Stuffed Mushrooms

Leftover stuffed mushrooms will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

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1/2 tsp
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Tomato sauce
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Parmesan cheese

How To Make Ground Beef Mushrooms

Chop the onion, garlic, and green pepper finely and sauté in a pan with a bit of olive oil.

Add the ground beef, pepper, paprika, salt, and ginger, mix and cook for 10 minutes.

Add tomato sauce, and water and cook until the liquid evaporates.

Clean the heads of the mushrooms very well and remove the stems.

Place them on an oven tray, sprinkle over salt and add olive oil to each one.

Spoon the ground beef mixture into the caps.

Place a few cubes of cheddar cheese on top of the meat. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake for 20 minutes at 180°C (356°F) until the cheese has melted.

Serve and enjoy!


Make sure to use clean mushrooms. To clean the mushrooms, you can simply wipe them with a kitchen paper towel. If you choose to wash them under running water, be sure to dry them properly afterward.

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