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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

54 Ratings
54 Ratings
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Pimientos rellenos
Makes: 5 Servings
Total Cost: $$$$

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 canned pineapple.

Ingredients

  • 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 ground black pepper

Directions

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.
 

Notes

See how to make this recipe and more on USDA’s MyPlate Kitchen YouTube site.

Learn more about:
- Bell peppers
- Tomatoes
- Onions

Source:

ONIE Project - Oklahoma Nutrition Information and Education

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper, 1/5 of recipe
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 277
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 57 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 21 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 48 mg
Iron 3 mg
Potassium 588 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 277
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Linoleic Acid 1 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 57 mg
Carbohydrates 29 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 21 g
Minerals
Calcium 48 mg
Potassium 588 mg
Sodium 66 mg
Copper 265 mcg
Iron 3 mg
Magnesium 73 mg
Phosphorus 259 mg
Selenium 23 mcg
Zinc 5 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 24 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.7 mg
Vitamin B12 2 mcg
Vitamin C 102 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 12 mcg
Folate 25 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.2 mg
Niacin 6 mg
Choline 75 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 1/4 cups
Grains 1 ounces
Protein Foods 2 1/2 ounces

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do you have to cook the beef first.. how does it cook in the bell pepper with the rice.. will it be steamed? <br/>
07/08/15
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