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Stuffed Green Pepper Cups Recipe

Stuffed Green Pepper Cups Recipe

"You can make this delicious main dish from start to finish in about half an hour," notes Merrill Powers of Spearville, Kansas. "I like the way the garden-fresh peppers keep their bright green color and crunchy texture."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup uncooked Minute® White Rice
  • 4 medium green peppers

Directions

  • 1. Crumble beef into a 1-1/2-qt. microwave-safe bowl; add the onion. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in 1-1/2 cups tomato sauce, water, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes. Stir in rice; cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Remove tops and seeds from peppers; cut in half lengthwise. Stuff with meat mixture; place in an ungreased microwave-safe shallow 3-qt. or 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Spoon remaining tomato sauce over peppers; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and microwave on high for 6-8 minutes or until peppers are tender. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 303 calories, 12 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 1,226 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.