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What is a simple recipe for stuffed peppers?

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A recipe for stuffed peppers on BettyCrocker.com uses ground beef, rice, mozzarella and marinara sauce. This recipe takes 15 minutes of prep time and less than an hour to cook.

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Cut the stem from 4 large bell peppers and remove the seeds and membranes. In a Dutch oven, add enough water to cover the bell peppers, bring to a boil and cook for approximately two minutes. Drain the peppers and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Meanwhile, in a heated skillet, brown 1 pound ground beef with 2 tablespoons chopped white onion. Stir in 1 cup cooked rice, 1 chopped garlic clove, 1 cup marinara sauce and a teaspoon of salt. Continue to cook the mixture until heated through.

Spoon the ground beef mixture into the bell peppers. Stand the peppers upright in a glass baking dish and cover with tin foil. Bake covered for 10 minutes before uncovering the bell peppers and cooking them for 15 more minutes. Sprinkle with 3 ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese. Serve hot.

Substituting ground turkey for the beef and using low-fat cheese reduce the fat content of this recipe. You can use veggie crumbles to make a vegetarian version. RD.com suggests stuffing bell peppers with buffalo chicken, refried pinto beans, portabello mushrooms or scrambled eggs.

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