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Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef

I use red, orange and yellow bell peppers to cover all the colors of the rainbow, and stuff them with lean ground beef, mushrooms and top with a little cheese for a good healthy dose of Vitamin C, protein, and carbs at the same time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword peppers
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 308 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef 90% lean
  • 4 mushrooms chopped
  • 3 ears of fresh corn kernals or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 ribs of celery chopped thinly
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tablespoons concentrated tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons basil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley
  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese or monterey jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Brown the ground beef in a large fry pan over medium high heat for 5 minutes or until cooked almost through. Add the mushrooms, corn kernals, chopped celery, onion and garlic and cook until vegetables are softened. Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, oregano and red pepper flakes. Season with kosher salt and ground pepper to taste and cook for 15-20 minutes. Stir in cooked rice and chopped parsley and cook for another 5 minutes or until the rice is warmed through.
  3. Meanwhile, cut off the tops of the peppers and spoon out the ribs and seeds, then rinse. Lightly sprinkle the inside of the peppers with kosher salt and place in a microwave safe dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes or until they start to soften.
  4. Transfer to a 3 quart baking dish and fill the peppers with the hot meat and rice mixture. Sprinkle the tops with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is browned. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 918mg26%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 4429IU89%
Vitamin C 166mg201%
Calcium 211mg21%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.