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Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers Entree
Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4

Enjoy your dinner with peppers that are stuffed with ground beef and baked to perfection. ...MORE+ LESS-

June 18, 2018

Ingredients

4
large bell peppers (any color)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
tablespoons chopped onion
1
cup cooked rice
1
teaspoon salt
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato sauce
3/4
cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so they stand up straight. In 4-quart Dutch oven, add enough water to cover peppers. Heat to boiling; add peppers. Cook about 2 minutes; drain.
  • 2
    In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of the tomato sauce; cook until hot.
  • 3
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 4
    Stuff peppers with beef mixture. Stand peppers upright in ungreased 8-inch square glass baking dish. Pour remaining tomato sauce over peppers.
  • 5
    Cover tightly with foil. Bake 10 minutes. Uncover and bake about 15 minutes longer or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Expert Tips

  • For 3 grams of fat and 190 calories per serving, substitute ground turkey breast for the ground beef; use reduced-fat cheese.
  • Substitute 1 package (12 oz) frozen veggie crumbles, thawed, for the ground beef; omit onion. Omit step 2. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook veggie crumbles, rice, salt, garlic and 1 cup of the tomato sauce over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Continue as directed.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
1470mg
61%
Potassium
540mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
19%
Sugars
8g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
30%
30%
Vitamin C
120%
120%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • This dinner’s been a fixture on dinner tables across America since it first appeared in the Betty Crocker cookbook. And it’s no wonder why. This all-in-one dish is hearty and delicious! Even picky eaters love stuffed peppers – after all, they taste like cheeseburgers. And it’s not just eaters who love stuffed peppers, cooks who have families to feed love this recipe too, because it lends itself to creativity and customization. Does your family love the spices of Tex-Mex cooking? This recipe is delicious with cumin and cayenne added. Do you have a vegetarian to feed? It’s simple to swap the beef for beans. When you need to cut calories, ground turkey works great here. In fact, stuffed peppers are a classic dish in cuisines around the world and can be made with any number of grains, spices and meats. The flavors of Italy, Morocco and Mexico, plus regional cuisines from this country – try the Slow-Cooker New Orleans-Style Stuffed Peppers – have inspired dozens of recipes in the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens. So whether you love Betty’s original stuffed pepper recipe or want to explore flavors from around the world, there’s a stuffed pepper recipe for you! Learn how to pick the best peppers, how to store them and differences between varieties in this article all about cooking with bell peppers.

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