beef stuffed peppers

beef stuffed peppers

prep time: 15 minutes
cook time: 30 minutes
ready in: 45 minutes

makes: 5 servings, 8 ounces each


  • 5 bell peppers, any color
  • 1 lb ground chuck
  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • 8 oz. drained whole-kernel corn
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cut tops from peppers, remove centers and discard.
  3. Cook peppers 5 minutes in boiling water, drain peppers and set aside.
  4. Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until meat is browned, stirring to crumble meat; drain well.
  5. Stir in tomato sauce, corn, chili powder and salt.
  6. Stuff peppers with meat mixture and place in a baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle tops of peppers with cheese. Bake an additional 5 minutes.

per serving: 365 calories, 20g total fat, 9g saturated fat, 76mg cholesterol, 540mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, 5g dietary fiber, 24g protein