8 oz extra lean (5% fat)
ground beef (or any ground lean red meat)
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup grated low fat Parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon, dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon, dried basil
4 green ,red, or yellow bell peppers, tops cut off and seeded
1/2 cup tomato puree or tomato sauce
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together beef, rice, onion, Parmesan, tomato sauce, garlic, thyme, and basil in large bowl then spoon evenly into bell peppers. Stand peppers in shallow baking dish or casserole. Poor tomato puree over peppers and add enough water to baking dish to come partway up side of peppers.
3. Cover baking dish with foil and bake, basting peppers and rice are tender and filing is cooked through, about 20 minutes longer. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Recipe by: Karine Losier
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