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Good-For-You Stuffed Peppers

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  • prep time: 20 min
  • total time: 1 hr 10 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 268 1 serving

Revive an old-fashioned recipe with new-fashioned sensibilities and enjoy.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $11.50

  • 1/2 cup uncooked instant brown rice
  • 1 pound 90% extra lean ground beef
  • 3 cups Prego® Lower Sodium Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 6 medium green pepper
  • 1 cup shredded fat free mozzarella cheese (about 4 ounces)

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Serving Suggestion: Serve with a salad of romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes drizzled with lowfat balsamic vinaigrette.  For dessert, serve biscotti with prepared lemon curd for dipping.
  • Step 1

    Cook the rice without salt or butter according to the package directions.

  • Step 2

    Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it's well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat. Stir 2 cups of the sauce and the rice in the skillet.

  • Step 3

    Cut each pepper in half lengthwise. Discard the seeds and white membranes. Place the pepper shells in a 17 x 11-inch roasting pan.

  • Step 4

    Spoon the beef mixture into the pepper shells. Pour the remaining sauce over the filled peppers. Cover the dish.

  • Step 5

    Bake at 400° F. for 45 minutes or until the peppers are tender. Top with the cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Reviews

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  • Easy and Good

    jalexis
    March 31, 2016

    I make these regularly and they always turn out quite good. I do add a little corn in with them

  • Lacks Something

    Christy S.
    June 2, 2014

    This recipe just lacks something......even though I added garlic salt, oregano, and basil and I sprinkled the peppers with season-all before stuffing them, it needed some extra oomph! Sweetness maybe. Just something extra. I will stick to my grandmother's stuffed pepper recipe (top secret) in the future.

  • Easy and good

    Rosemary K.
    January 9, 2014

    Simple to make,I added extra garlic, so good

  • So easy and oh so good. We loved them

    franzi44
    January 8, 2014

    I used very lean ground beef, sautéed a little onion and a little of the peppers chopped and used a dash of garlic powder. After combining the meat with the rice I added a small can of mushrooms. I also used a can of Tomato soup. I seasoned only with salt and black pepper. After baking these, I sprinkled the tops with the suggested cheese. My guests loved them and ate every bite. I served with some really good crusty bread I basted with a little butter. Then served the meal with a nice crisp salad. In my next attempt I will try the Prego Sauce. Enjoy, these were great

  • the taste is awesome

    resqued07
    January 10, 2013

    I changed the beef for ground turkey and I also added some onion and garlic powder to the meat while it was cooking.

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    Made With

    Calories 268
    Total Fat 8 g
    Sat. Fat 2.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 49 mg
    Sodium 548 mg
    Total Carb 24 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Sugar 12 g
    Added Sugars 3 g
    Protein 24 g
    Vitamin D 0 %DV
    Calcium 18 %DV
    Iron 18 %DV
    Potassium 18 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.