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Hearty Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

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This recipe is so easy to make and is so delicious, you will be making it all the time. They are great on a cool winter night for dinner!—Helen Englehart, Maplewood, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 medium fresh tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 4 medium green peppers
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 cup instant rice, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 373 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,565 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, combine tomatoes, onion, celery, tomato sauce, water, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cut tops off of green peppers and remove seeds; set aside. In a bowl, combine ground beef, rice, basil and remaining salt and pepper; mix well. fill peppers with beef mixture. Carefully place peppers in tomato sauce. Spoon some sauce over tops of peppers.
  3. Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until beef is cooked and peppers are tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Green Peppers in Taste of Home February/March 1994

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 373 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1,565 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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