MAKE ME STUFFED PEPPERS
2 large green peppers, halved lengthwise
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped, 1 1/4 ounces
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomato, chopped, about 2 ounces
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
2 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded, for topping
In a large pot, bring about half a potful of water to a boil. Add the peppers and boil for 3 minutes; drain. In the same pot, brown the hamburger, onion and garlic. Drain the fat and stir in the tomatoes and seasonings. Cook until the tomatoes are hot; remove from the heat and stir in the 4 ounces of cheese. Put the pepper halves in a greased 8x8" baking pan and fill with the meat mixture. Sprinkle the extra cheese on top, if using. Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.
Makes 4 servings
Can be frozen
Per Serving: 388 Calories; 27g Fat; 30g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs
I had 4 ounces of pepper-jack cheese and a 2 ounce chunk of cheddar that needed to be used up so I put the jack in the the meat mixture and the cheddar on top. These were very good. Do not use pre-shredded cheese. The powdery coating doesn't allow it to melt properly.
UPDATE: I've changed the parboiling time from 5 minutes to 3 minutes. I found that the peppers get a little too soft after 5 minutes.
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