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Stuffed Peppers ~LOW CALORIE

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This recipe is a favorite way of mine to make delcious Stuffed Peppers. Ketchuo gives it all the flavor!
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Servings: 6
Calories: 190

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef or ground sausage
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 6 bell peppers
  • ½ cup rice raw
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • In a large pot, boil the rice in salted water until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Cut tops off the peppers and remove the seeds. Save the tops.
  • In a large pot, parboil the peppers for 5 minutes to soften them. With tongs, remove the peppers and set aside. (You can soften the peppers in the microwave instead of parboiling them. Just put them upside down on a plate, cover, and microwave them for three to four minutes.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the ground beef and onions, finely chopping the ground beef with a chopping tool and cooking it until the beef is browned.
  • Drain the grease.
  • Add the cooked rice, ketchup, salt and pepper to the ground beef and onions.
  • Stuff each pepper with the filling and place the peppers in a casserole dish. Add the top of the pepper with the stem if you wish.
  • Pour about 1/3 cup of water in the bottom of the casserole dish.
  • Cover with foil and bake at 350° for about 20 minutes until the peppers are tender.
  • Serve with additional heated ketchup.

EXTRA TIP:

RICE: Use your favorite rice, regular or minute rice.  My favorite is Basmati.  
SUBSTITUTE the ground turkey with  ground beef or ground sausage if you don't mind the calorie increase.
FREEZE:    I usually don't, but you can freeze them. Tightly double-wrap them individually with plastic wrap and put them into freezer bags.  They will last for a few months.  REHEAT from frozen in a 350° oven for about 30 minutes.
Nutrition
Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 329mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3797IU | Vitamin C: 154mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg