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Hearty Stuffed Green Peppers

 Hearty Stuffed Green Peppers
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
4 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.

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 ground beef
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  • 1 cup instant rice, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cover and simmer for 40-45 minutes or until beef is cooked and
  • peppers are tender. Yield: 4 servings.

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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.