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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Employee Wellness @ Work

Cookbook - Main Dishes

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wellness/cookbook/maincourses/stuffedgreenpeppers/

Stuffed Green Peppers

  • 4 medium to large green peppers, halved lengthwise
  • 1 lb hamburger*
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked rice*
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • Garlic salt to taste*
  • Pepper
  • 2 (8 oz) cans tomato sauce*

Instructions

  1. Remove seeds and membranes from peppers.
  2. Mix hamburger, rice, cheese, salt, pepper and 1 can tomato sauce. Pile into pepper halves in casserole pan.
  3. Pout remaining sauce over peppers and a little parmesan cheese. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.
  4. This also works great on the grill. Wrap 2 or 3 stuffed peppers in foil and place on hot grill for 30 to 45 minutes.

*Use ground turkey versus beef to help reduce calories and fat. Replace rice with whole-grain (brown) or wild rice. Use garlic powder instead of garlic salt. Look for tomato sauce offered in low sodium or reduced fat options. You can also use V8 juice.