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Monday, March 10, 2014

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Peppers
contributed by Kirk Shaw, originally from 365 Days of Slow-Cooking by Karen Bellessa Petersen

1 lb extra-lean ground beef
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
2 cups instant brown rice
2 (14-oz) cans stewed or diced tomatoes, undrained
4 large green bell peppers, cored and seeded

In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, garlic powder, onion powder, rice, and one can of tomatoes; mix well.  Stuff mixture into cored bell peppers.  Arrange bell peppers in slow cooker.  Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

To serve, cut peppers in half.  Heat tomatoes from second can, and spoon on top of pepper halves.  (It's important to cut the stuffed peppers in half before spooning the tomatoes over them, because the centers will be a little dry without the added juice.)

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