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Published on December 11, 2017

Stuffed bell peppers

Peppers stuffed with a combination of ground beef, brown rice, veggies and spices create a filling dish. Try using red, green, yellow and orange bell peppers for a colorful meal. Enjoy with a side of low-fat cottage cheese and pineapple.

Stuffed bell peppers


5 bell peppers (red, orange, yellow, or green)
1 pound ground beef, 90% lean
3/4 cup brown rice
1/2 can diced tomatoes, low-sodium
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon pepper

1. Cut a circular hole in the tops of the bell peppers. Remove seeds and membrane and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients and stir until completely mixed. Fill the bell peppers with meat mixture.

3. Place the stuffed bell peppers in large stock pot on stove, with the tops facing up. Add 1-inch water to bottom of pot and cover.

4. Place heat on medium, keeping covered for 30-40 minutes until rice is done. Serve.

Nutrition facts, per serving (one bell pepper, prepared): Calories 277, Total Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 57 mg, Sodium 66 mg, Total Carbohydrates 29g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Total Sugars 4g, Protein 21g, Calcium 48 mg, Iron 3 mg, Potassium 588 mg

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Team Nutrition


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