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Beef & Cheddar Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Prep Time: 20 Min  |  Cook Time: 20 Min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 577
SRG BeefnCheddarStuffedPeppers 101173
Prep Time
20 Min
Cook Time
20 Min
Servings
4
Calories
577

Stuffed and baked peppers have been a staple among many households, but this dish never seems to get old when you’re innovating with ingredients and different flavors. Not only are these stuffed peppers deliciously cheesy with melted Sargento® Reserve Series Aged White Cheddar on top, but they’re beautiful to look at too!

Ingredients
  • 4 medium sized red or yellow bell peppers or a combination
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups tomato basil or marinara spaghetti sauce
  • 1 pouch (8.8 oz.) fully cooked brown rice (or 1-3/4 cups cooked rice)
  • 6 (7 oz.) Sargento® Reserve Series™ Aged White Cheddar, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped basil or Italian parsley (optional garnish)
Directions
  1. Cut peppers lengthwise in half through stem end; discard seeds. Place pepper halves in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cook uncovered in microwave oven at high power 5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, brown ground beef in a skillet over medium heat; pour off drippings. Add spaghetti sauce and rice; mix well and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/4 cups cheese.
  3. Drain pepper halves; arrange cut sides up in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Spoon meat mixture into pepper halves. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 20 minutes or until heated through; top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Top with basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
4 Servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories 577
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24.1 grams
Saturated Fat 11.3 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 7.2 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.2 grams
Cholesterol 110 milligrams
Sodium 783 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates 51 grams
Dietary Fiber 7 grams
Protein 40 grams
Vitamin A 443RE
Vitamin C 154mg 258%
Calcium 390mg 40%
Iron 4mg 22%
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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