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Stuffed Green Pepper Cups

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing

Makes

4 servings

"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."

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 instant 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 303 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 59mg cholesterol, 1226mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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