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Cheesy Ground Beef & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers
Cheesy Ground Beef & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

Cheesy Ground Beef & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

50 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
25 Min(s) Cook
Healthy Living
If you like your stuffed peppers cheesy and saucy, you'll like this combination of ground beef and zucchini with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 lb. lean ground beef
1-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups instant brown rice, uncooked
1 small zucchini, chopped
1 each large red, yellow and green pepper, cut lengthwise in half, seeded
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Let's Make It
1
Heat grill to medium-high heat.
2
Brown meat in skillet; drain. Meanwhile, bring water to boil in large saucepan. Add rice; cover. Simmer 5 min. Remove from heat; let stand 5 min.
3
Drain meat. Add to rice with zucchini and 1 cup each pasta sauce and cheese.
4
Place 1 pepper half in center of each of 6 large sheets of heavy-duty foil; fill with meat mixture. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bring up foil sides. Add 1 Tbsp. water to each packet. Double-fold top and ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside.
5
Grill 20 to 25 min. or until filling is heated through and peppers are crisp-tender. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening each packet.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Substitute 3 cups frozen BOCA Meatless Ground Burger for the cooked ground beef.
Tip 2
Use Your Oven
Instead of grilling the filled peppers, heat oven to 375°F. Place filled pepper halves in 13x9-inch baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water to dish; cover. Bake 30 min. or until filling is heated through and peppers are crisp-tender.
Tip 3
Nutrition Bonus
This flavorful dish is low in calories. And as a bonus, the combination of peppers is high in both vitamins A and C.
Nutrition
Calories
340
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 65mg
22%
Sodium 520mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
11%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 26g
52%
Vitamin A
35%
Vitamin C
70%
Calcium
20%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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