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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Stuffed Pepper Bowl

The husband and I both like stuffed peppers, I just don't like the fuss that comes with making them.  So I thought I'd try to find an easier way to have the flavors from a stuffed pepper in a easier to make form.  This is what I came up with.  I could see this being great when you have left over rice or you could make twice the amount of rice called for and use the leftovers the next day to make fried rice.  I like to add some garlic powder and onion powder to the rice while it's cooking.  It gives it just a little more flavor without extra calories or sodium.


    2 cups cooked rice
    1/2 pound extra lean ground beef
    3 cloves of garlic
    1 cup chopped onions
    2 red peppers, diced
    1 can no sodium diced tomatoes
    1 tablespoon basil



    In a large pan, cook the ground beef, onions and garlic. Add the red peppers and cook for three minutes or until slightly softened. Add the can of tomatoes, rice and basil. Cook for a few more minutes, until most of the liquid has been cooked off.
    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 316.4
    • Total Fat: 12.7 g
    • Cholesterol: 40.1 mg
    • Sodium: 657.9 mg
    • Total Carbs: 35.9 g
    • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
    • Protein: 15.3 g


    1. I love stuffed peppers, but don't have the time for all the work that goes into it. This is a perfect remedy. I'm definitely going to give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

    2. Hello! Found you through the Friday Linky party. I LOVE this recipe. I never like to eat the soft, creepy textured pepper I just eat the inside. BUT since you diced the pepper and put it inside the filling......I gotta try it!

    3. Hi Sarah,
      Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
      Miz Helen

    4. I love your recipe! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cast Party Wednesday! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

    5. Yum! My husband would LOVE this recipe!

    6. I am so making this this week! YUMMY! Will probably use ground turkey though and tell the hubs to suck it if he does not like it. LOL (I saw your linky on the don't be a bloghole linky thingy) :) THANKS! Devan

    7. Hi Sarah, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

    8. This seems so much easier than actually stuffing the peppers! Thanks you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

    9. This looks amazing, thanks for the recipe! Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop Also let me know if you'd like to follow each other!