Good-For-You Stuffed Peppers

Good-For-You Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

45 minutes

Serves

6 people

March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a great time to share ideas for healthful meals that deliver big on flavor.  Revisit this old-fashioned recipe with new-fashioned sensibilities and enjoy the tasty ride.

Recipe courtesy of: Campbell’s Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup uncooked quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef
  • 3 cups Prego® Heart Smart Traditional Italian Sauce
  • 6 medium green peppers
  • 4 ounces shredded fat-free mozzarella cheese (about 1 cup)

Preparation

  • 1 Cook the rice without salt or butter according to the package directions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 4 Spoon the beef mixture into the pepper shells. Pour the remaining sauce over the filled peppers. Cover the dish.
  • 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.
  • 6 RECIPE TIPS: SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with a salad or romaine lettuce and cherry tomatoes drizzled with lowfat balsamic vinaigrette. For dessert, serve biscotti with prepared lemon curd for dipping.

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