Stuffed Bell Peppers

By sexyswamprat

  • 2 fresh tomatoes , chopped, about 1 cup

  • 1 tsp fresh cilantro

  • 1 whole jalapeno pepper , seeded and chopped (optional)

  • 1/2 medium garlic cloves , finely minced

  • 1/2 tsp oregano leaves , divided

  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin

  • 6 oz Beef, ground, extra lean, raw

  • 1/2 cup cooked long grain brown rice

  • 1/4 cup liquid egg substitute (or 2 egg whites)

  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped onion

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 2 large green bell peppers , or any color, seeded and cut in half lengthwise

  1. Make the salsa: in a small bowl combine the tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeƱo pepper, if desired, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon oregano and cumin. Set aside.

  2. Make the filling: in a large bowl combine beef, rice, egg substitute, onion, salt and black pepper thoroughly. Stir in the 2/3 cup of tomato salsa . Spoon the filling into the pepper halves.

  3. Using nonstick cooking spray take 4 (12 X 12-inch) heavy-duty foil sheets and spray, then place each pepper half on the foil sheet and double fold the sides and ends of foil to seat it as a packet, then place the packets on the baking sheet.

  4. Bake the pepper packets for 45 minutes or until the meat is browned and the vegetables tender. Remove from oven and open one end of each packet carefully to allow the steam to escape. Then open the packets completely and serve the stuffed peppers with the remaining salsa.

Nutritional Facts

Makes 4 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 114.8
Total Carbs 13.7g
Dietary Fiber 2.5g
Sugars 4.3g
Total Fat 2.4g
Saturated Fat 0.7g
Unsaturated Fat 1.7g
Potassium 160.2mg
Protein 10.2g
Sodium 176.4mg
Dietary Exchanges
1 Meat
1/4 Starch
1 1/2 Vegetable
1/4 Very Lean Meat

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2 replies

Avera 2009-01-14 21:57:05 -0600 Report

This is a great low carb main dish to have any time for dinner. I like the idea of adding the cilantro. It makes the nrecipe a little different than the norm.