Monday, August 29, 2011

Stuffed Peppers

Recipe Image Not AvailableI never much liked traditional stuffed peppers. With four red peppers in my refrigerator on the verge of getting too old to eat, however, I couldn't think of anything else to make. Since the traditional rice filling was out, I grated up some squash seed cores left over from a meal of Mock-aroni and Cheese I'd made earlier. I thought it tasted better than any other stuffed peppers I've had.

4 red bell peppers (1 lb)
1 lb ground beef
¼ c chopped onion (1½ oz)
1 clove garlic
½ c shredded yellow squash (4 oz)
1 egg, beaten
½ c grated Romano, divided (1 oz)
  1. Cut tops from peppers and remove seeds and ribs.
  2. Dice pepper tops. Sauté with beef, onion, garlic, and squash until beef is browned and vegetables have softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Boil 3 qts water. Set peppers in boiling water for 3-5 min until they turn bright red. Remove and let cool.
  4. Mix egg and ¼ c cheese into filling.
  5. Stand peppers in an 9x9 pan and spoon filling evenly among them. Top each with 1 T cheese.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 min or until cooked through.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pepper
Serving per Recipe 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 441
Total Fat 33.7 g
  Saturated Fat 13.8 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 14.3 g
Cholesterol 150 mg
Sodium 185 mg
Potassium 376 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9.2 g
  Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
  Sugars 5.4 g
Protein 24.3 g

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