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Stuffed Green Peppers

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Stuffed Green Peppers
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  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes

These tasty stuffed peppers make a delicious and filling entree. Use brown rice to increase your whole grains.

Ingredients

  • 4 green pepper (large, washed)
  • 1 pound turkey, ground, 85% lean
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cup tomato sauce, unsalted
  • ground black pepper (to taste)

Directions

1. Cut around the stem of the green peppers. Remove the seeds and the pulpy part of the peppers.

2. Wash, and then cook green peppers in boiling water for five minutes. Drain well.

3. In saucepan, brown turkey. Add rice, onion, 1/2 cup tomato sauce and black pepper.

4. Stuff each pepper with the mixture and place in casserole dish.

5. Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the green peppers.

6. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Notes

Source: Michigan State University Extension, From Pyramid to the Plate: Healthy Eating by Timing, Combining, and Planning
Adopted from: Eating Right is Basic

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1 stuffed pepper, 1/4 of recipe (435g)
Nutrients Amount
Calories 461
Total Fat N/A
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 84 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Total Carbohydrate 55 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars included 6 g
Protein 26 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 97 mg
Iron 4 mg
Potassium 868 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Calories 461
Saturated Fat 4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Linoleic Acid 4 g
a-Linolenic Acid 0 g
Omega 3 - EPA 15 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 8 mg
Cholesterol 84 mg
Total Carbohydrate 55 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Added Sugars 6 g
Protein 26 g
Minerals
Calcium 97 mg
Potassium 868 mg
Sodium 100 mg
Copper 432 mcg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 73 mg
Phosphorus 330 mg
Selenium 39 mcg
Zinc 4 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 87 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 1 mg
Vitamin B12 1 mcg
Vitamin C 135 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 3 mg
Vitamin K 25 mcg
Folate 168 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0 mg
Riboflavin 0 mg
Niacin 12 mg
Choline 85 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

CMP Food Groups
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Vegetables
1 3/4 cups
Grains
1 3/4 ounces
Protein Foods
2 1/2 ounces

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