Stoney’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

I love when Stoney cooks for me…and when he wears an apron doing it.  🙂  These were so good!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1 jalapeño pepper,* seeded and chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 clove garlic, finely minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
6 ounces 95% lean ground beef
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
1/4 cup cholesterol-free egg substitute or 2 egg whites
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 large bell peppers, any color, cut in half lengthwise and seeded

*Jalapeño peppers can sting and irritate the skin, so wear rubber gloves when handling peppers and do not touch your eyes.

PREPARATION:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, if desired, cilantro, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon oregano and cumin in small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Thoroughly combine beef, rice, egg substitute, onion, salt and black pepper in large bowl. Stir in 2/3 cup tomato mixture. Spoon filling evenly into pepper halves.
  4. Spray 4 (12X12-inch) sheets heavy-duty foil with nonstick cooking spray. Place each pepper half on foil sheet. Double fold sides and ends of foil to seal packets. Place packets on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 45 minutes or until meat is browned and vegetables are tender. Remove from oven. Carefully open one end of each packet to allow steam to escape. Open packets and transfer pepper halves to serving plates. Serve with remaining tomato mixture.
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Stoney’s Stuffed Bell Peppers

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