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Stuffed Green Peppers

Stuffed Green Peppers

262 Ratings
262 Ratings
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Stuffed Green Peppers
Makes: 4 servings
Total Cost: $$$$
Cook Time: 50 minutes

These tasty stuffed peppers make a delicious and filling entree. Use brown rice to increase your whole grains.

Ingredients

  • 4 green pepper (large, washed)
  • 1 pound turkey, ground, 85% lean
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce, unsalted
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions

1. Cut around the stem of the green peppers. Remove the seeds and the pulpy part of the peppers.
2. Wash, and then cook green peppers in boiling water for five minutes. Drain well.
3. In saucepan, brown turkey. Add rice, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce and black pepper.
4. Stuff each pepper with the mixture and place in casserole dish.
5. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the green peppers.
6. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
 

Notes

Source:

From Pyramid to the Plate: Healthy Eating by Timing, Combining, and Planning 
Adopted from: Eating Right is Basic
Michigan State University Extension

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper, 1/4 of recipe (435g)
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 461
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Carbohydrates 55 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 97 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 868 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 461
Total Fat 15 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Linoleic Acid 4 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.3 g
Omega 3 - EPA 15 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 8 mg
Cholesterol 84 mg
Carbohydrates 55 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 26 g
Minerals
Calcium 97 mg
Potassium 868 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Copper 432 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 73 mg
Phosphorus 330 mg
Selenium 39 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 87 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 1.2 mcg
Vitamin C 135 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 25 mcg
Folate 168 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.4 mg
Riboflavin 0.3 mg
Niacin 12 mg
Choline 85 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 1 3/4 cups
Grains 1 1/2 ounces
Protein Foods 2 1/2 ounces

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I have always enjoyed this recipe. The recipe is very simple and very tasty. My husband loves them.
02/24/09
When we made this recipe, we substituted a mixture of black beans, rice, tomatoes, onions, and green peppers flavored with chili powder and garlic powder for the stuffing. We called it "Vegetarian Stuffed Green Peppers."
09/02/08
This one made some converts to bell peppers! It's a great one to make ahead, too.
10/23/07
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