Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Stuffed Peppers

I've always wanted to try these and finally did!!  I followed a couple recipes loosely, but mainly added what I wanted.   Turned out great! Even the hubs liked them and he was skeptical.
1 pound ground beef
5 various bell peppers ( I used red, yellow, and orange)
1 1/2 Cups cooked brown rice
3 Tbsp olive oil
6 garlic cloves ( I used dried minced)
1/2 white medium onion
1/2 Cup green onion
6  ounces fresh baby spinach
1/2 can black beans
2 Cups  shredded mozzarella
1/2 Cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cook the rice according to package directions.  Set aside.

Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over low heat.   Add the garlic and onion and saute until translucent.  Turn the heat up to medium, and crumble the beef, separating it as best you can.   Saute the meat until it browns, about 7 minutes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the spinach, green onion, black beans, rice, and 1 1/2 cups mozzarella.   Stir and cook until spinach is wilted and cheese melted.

Cut away the tops of the peppers.  Discard the ribs and seeds.  Fill each pepper completely with the mixture.   Sprinkle last 1/2 cup of cheese on top and then the breadcrumbs.

Cover with foil and cook for 35-45 minutes.  Then remove the foil and broil an additional 5 minutes until the tops brown.

Side note:  I enough of the stuffing left over to wrap in a tortilla and eat for lunch the next day.  Yummy!


  1. This sounds good, I will try this tonight! My wife recently got diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis.

  2. I just stumbled across your blog. Your recipes are very appealing!
    I made the white chocolate brownies last night and they are super. (I did leave off most of the white chocolate chips on the top) and I am making brown sugar garlic chicken tonight. Thanks for taking the time to do this. IC'ers appreciate it a lot!
    I am going to pin some of your recipes....

  3. I see many of your posts have green peppers and onions. I have heard mixed things about these foods with IC. I am new to this and want to hear some feedback on how those are for you? Sometimes it is hard to narrow down what i ate that made me feel particular bad.

  4. Hi Whitney!!!!! I am fine with Green Peppers & onions the majority of the time. If I'm flaring I steer clear though and stick to a very conservative... safest foods only. I use the IC Network Food Guide as my guide. It can be frustrating and a long process to figure out what bothers you. Keep at it, it will come!!