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Classic Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Classic stuffed peppers are pared down for two, and the result is a savory and satisfying dish that tastes so delicious, you'll want to double the recipe and serve it to guests. Field editor Donna Brockett of Kingfisher, Oklahoma shared this recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup uncooked instant rice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 pound uncooked lean ground beef

Directions

  • 1. Cut tops off peppers and discard; remove seeds. In a large saucepan, cook peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the egg, 1/4 cup of the spaghetti sauce, rice, onion, salt, Worcestershire sauce and pepper. Crumble beef over the mixture and mix well. Stuff into peppers. Place in an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Pour the remaining sauce over peppers. Cover and bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 375 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 987 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.