Microwave Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 20 min 4
Microwave Stuffed Bell Peppers
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1/4 tsp Black pepper
1/2 cup grated Carrots
1 cup, shredded Cheddar cheese
341 gm Ground turkey, extra lean (or ground beef)
4 large pepper(s) Red bell pepper
1/4 tsp Salt
1 can(s) (16 oz) Tomato sauce, canned
1/2 cup White rice, parboiled, dry
1/2 cup Yellow onion (chopped)


Prepare rice in microwave according to instructions.

Cut off tops of pepper; remove seeds and white membranes. Discard stems; dice tops fine. Crumble ground beef into a microwave safe colander set in a shallow 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Add the diced pepper tops, onion, and carrot to colander.

Cover loosely with waxed paper, microwave on high 4 to 6 minutes, stirring once, until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain any liquid left in the colander, then put meat mixture in a bowl. Stir in rice, 3/4 cup cheese, tomato sauce, and the salt and pepper.

Spoon that rice mix into the peppers in the casserole. Cover loosely with waxed paper. Microwave on high for 11 to 14 minutes, rotating dish three times, until peppers are crisp, tender, and hot. Spoon remaining tomato sauce on top of the peppers, then sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and let stand for 6 to 8 minutes until sauce is hot, cheese is melted, and pepper is almost tender.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 395
Calories from fat 113
Calories from saturated fat 57
Total Fat 12.6 g
Saturated Fat 6.3 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.2 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Cholesterol 72 mg
Sodium 1029 mg
Potassium 1126 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
Sugars 13.3 g
Protein 33 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.9
Meat 0.9
Milk Alternative 0.6
Vegetables 3.5

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