contains dairy and/or gluten · gluten free

Stuffed Red Peppers

Nutrients Focus: Red Bell Pepper: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Vitamin B6 // Lean Ground Beef: Zinc, Iron, Phosphorous,Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, & Niacin (Vitamin B3)

High Protein, High Fiber, Gluten Free, & can easily be Dairy Free (just use your favorite DF cheese!)

// this recipe is a cheers to my new year goal of eating more yellow, orange, and red vegetables  // if you dislike Red Bell Peppers, I still think you should try this because the combination of the red bell pepper being baked with the ground beef and tomato sauce creates a milder (less bitter) pepper taste // just $2.45 per stuffed pepper

Ingredients & Kitchen Tools:

  • 4 Red Bell Peppers, tops cut and seeds removed
  • 3/4 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 1/2 can quartered artichokes, chopped
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (~ about 1/2 jar)
  • 1/3 large white onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/8 cup of green olives, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • sprinkles of parmesan and oregano 
  • saute pan
  • baking dish

:: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F:: Prep: 10 minutes- wash & chop foods as needed :: Cook: 35 minutes total ::Yield: 4 stuffed red bell peppers::

  1. over medium-high heat saute ground beef, onion and garlic
  2. cook until meat is just brown
  3. drain meat, onion, and garlic
  4. add pizza sauce
  5. fold in artichokes
  6. bake peppers in oven, uncovered for 20 minutes
  7. remove peppers and add 1 tbsp of mozzarella to each pepper
  8. bake an additional 10 minutes
  9. remove, top with fresh parmesan and oregano
  10. serve with a pasta &/or side salad & enjoy!

*watching sodium? find a low or no sodium labelled pizza sauce-I don’t add any additional salt to this meal!

Btw, these make excellent Meal Prep Meals!

Happy, Healthful Eating!

-the mrs.

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