Recipes

Classic Beef Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 4 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers
  • ½ cup minced onion
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 14 ½ oz diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions, drained
  • ½ cup cooked white or brown rice
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp dried parsley leaves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)

Directions

  1. Coat a large baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. Preheat oven to 475°F. Cut tops off bell peppers; set tops aside. Using a paring knife, carefully remove the membranes and seeds from bell peppers. Arrange peppers about 2 inches apart in prepared baking dish. Place tops on empty peppers. Cover baking dish tightly with aluminum foil; bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven; cool slightly.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, onion and garlic; cook 3 to 4 minutes, breaking beef into 1/2 inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Stir in tomatoes, rice, tomato paste, dried parsley, salt and black pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove pepper tops. Divide beef mixture evenly among peppers; replace tops. Bake in 475°F oven 17 to 22 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of beef mixture registers 160°F and bell peppers are tender. Garnish with parsley, if desired.Cook’s Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.


Test Kitchen Tips: Use a potato masher to break up Ground Beef into small crumbles while browning.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Beef Checkoff and BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 391 grams
Serves: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 438
% Daily Value*
Total Fat: 23.8g 31%
Saturated Fat: 8.9g
Trans Fat: 1.3g
Cholesterol: 80.5mg 27%
Sodium: 469.3mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate: 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber: 5.5g 20%
Sugars: 7.6g 15%
Protein: 24g 48%