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Stuffed Monster Peppers

A fun and festive way to make your stuffed peppers! Lean ground beef, veggies, herbs & spices, and rice fill each pepper with color and flavor. Each serving counts as 1 carb serving, has 2 grams of fiber, and 13 grams of protein.


Serving size: 1/2 stuffed pepper
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green bell pepper (medium)
1 pound
ground beef (lean)
2 tablespoons
olive oil
1⁄2 cup
red bell pepper (diced)
1⁄2 cup
zucchini (diced)
1⁄2 cup
yellow squash (diced)
1⁄2 cup
onion (diced)
1 teaspoon
garlic powder
1 teaspoon
basil (dried)
1 teaspoon
oregano (dried)
1⁄2 teaspoon
black pepper
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 cup
rice (cooked with 1 Beef bouillon cube, low sodium)



  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Cut tops off green peppers and scoop out the seeds
  • Rise green peppers and cut a scary face into the side
  • Place each monster pepper in a baking dish
  • Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes
  • Cook ground beef in large skillet until completely brown
  • Drain and set aside
  • Heat olive oil up in skillet over low-medium heat
  • Add onions, zucchini, yellow squash, and red peppers
  • Cook until tender
  • Add ground beef, rice, and seasonings to skillet
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Stuff green peppers with mixture
  • Place stuffed peppers back into oven, cover with aluminum foil, and cook another 20 minutes
  • Let cool several minutes before cutting each pepper in half

Nutritional Analysis

Per serving
Calories: 179 kcal
Protein: 13 g
Carbohydrates: 12 g
Dietary Fiber: 2 g
Phosphorus: 128 mg
Potassium: 333 mg
Sodium: 223 mg