Stuffed Bell Peppers

Last week we tried stuffed bell peppers for dinner that I found on the blog The Girl in the Red Shoes. I altered her version a little, she used ground turkey and mine had gone bad, so instead I used 93/7 ground beef. Its turns out about 35 calories more per serving that way, but it was still only about 275 calories per pepper! We added a salad on the side :)

Here's the recipe that I used:
- 6 large bell peppers (I used 2 green and 4 red, just to see the difference!)
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 15 oz canned tomato sauce
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (I used skim)
- Cook the brown rice, it takes forever!
- Cut off the top of the peppers, clean out the seeds and wash them really well.
- Cook peppers in boiling salt water for 5 minutes, then drain.
- Cook the turkey and onion until onion is tender. Drain off any fat. 
- Stir in salt, garlic salt, cooked rice, and 1 1/2 cups of the tomato sauce. Heat through.
- Stuff each pepper with the meat mixture.
- Stand peppers upright in a baking dish.

- Pour remaining tomato sauce over the peppers.

- Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes covered
- Uncover and top peppers with shredded mozzarella 

- Bake uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes

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