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Healthier Stuffed Peppers

Healthier Stuffed Peppers

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h 45 m
  • Ready In

    2 h
MakeItHealthy

MakeItHealthy

This healthier stuffed peppers recipe uses an assortment of colored peppers, lean ground beef, brown rice, fresh onion and garlic, and natural tomato sauce. So colorful and so healthy!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 291 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 11.1 g
  • 17%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 19.7 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Sodium:
  • 588 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Bring brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until rice is tender and liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.
  3. Cook and stir beef, garlic, and onion in a skillet over medium heat until meat is evenly browned and onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove and discard the tops, seeds, and membranes of the green, red, and yellow bell peppers. Arrange peppers in a baking dish with the hollowed sides facing upward. Slice the bottoms off the peppers if necessary so that they stand upright.
  5. Mix the browned beef, cooked rice, 1 can tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Spoon an equal amount of the mixture into each hollowed pepper. Mix the remaining tomato sauce and Italian seasoning in a bowl, and pour over the stuffed peppers.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven, basting with sauce every 15 minutes, until the peppers are tender, about 1 hour. Sprinkle the peppers with grated Parmesan cheese after baking.
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oldcook
58

oldcook

7/29/2012

We love stuffed peppers, but we don't love the heartburn most stuffed peppers cause. Fixed these for lunch today as per recipe, except we drained the browned meat and washed the excess grease off under hot running water. Then we placed the seeded peppers (green only) in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften them. They were awesome, with no need for the Tums. Thank you for this great recipe!

ShanM518
43

ShanM518

7/9/2012

This was good. I used ground turkey and added salt and pepper while it was browning in the pan.

Brenda
31

Brenda

7/16/2012

Very good! The only thing I did differently is to use seasoned black pepper and I added powdered onion and garlic. I cooked these in the crock pot and they came out perfect! VERY GOOD!

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