Stuffed Red Peppers

Stuffed Red Peppers

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Your family will love these hearty baked sweet red peppers stuffed with beef, feta cheese, and orzo pasta.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 12 ounces 90% or higher lean ground beef or lean ground lamb
  • ¼ cup drained, cooked orzo pasta
  • ¼ cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled ( ½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 4 medium red sweet peppers
  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese (optional)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, combine beef, orzo, bread crumbs, the 2 ounces feta cheese, the Parmesan cheese, and thyme.
  2. Cut the top off each sweet pepper; remove stems and seeds. Trim the bottom of each sweet pepper so it can stand upright, but do not cut into the inside of the pepper. Divide beef mixture among peppers. Stand peppers in a 2-quart baking dish; pour broth around them. Cover dish with foil.
  3. Bake for 1 to 1- ¼ hours or until peppers are tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the beef mixture registers 160°F. If desired, sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon feta cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 stuffed pepper
  • Per serving: 271 calories; 12 g fat(5 g sat); 3 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein; 74 mcg folate; 62 mg cholesterol; 6 g sugars; 3,932 IU vitamin A; 153 mg vitamin C; 101 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 457 mg sodium; 554 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (255% daily value), Vitamin A (79% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2½ medium-fat protein, 1½ vegetable, ½ starch

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