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Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers

Healthy Fact of the Day

Beef and rice stuffed bell peppers, when prepared with lean beef and whole-grain rice, are a balanced and hearty meal.

Ingredients

 

  • 4 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • Sour cream for serving (optional)

 

Instructions

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. Set the peppers aside.

  3. In a large skillet, cook the lean ground beef over medium heat until it’s no longer pink. Drain any excess fat.

  4. Stir in the cooked brown rice, diced tomatoes, diced onion, minced garlic, chili powder, ground cumin, salt, and black pepper. Mix well and cook for a few minutes to heat through.

  5. Stuff the bell peppers with the beef and rice mixture, packing it down as you go.

  6. Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish.

  7. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake in the preheated oven for about 30-35 minutes, or until the peppers are tender.

  8. Remove the foil and sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top of each stuffed pepper.

  9. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

  10. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve your Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers hot.

  11. You can also serve them with a dollop of sour cream if desired.

     

 

These Beef and Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers are a hearty and comforting option for a satisfying dinner. Enjoy the flavorful combination of beef, rice, and cheese!

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