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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

~*~ UNstuffed Peppers ~*~

Hey Internet! 
Today we are making UNstuffed Peppers and would like to share the recipe with you!
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Looking for the nutritional information?? We've got it all added up for you!
This dish makes 6 servings! The numbers below are for 1 serving.
Calories = 359
Carbs = 49
Fat = 8
Protein = 25
We love stuffed peppers but Yeesh! How many steps can one recipe have?! This recipe is literally prepared in one pan in around half an hour! We switched out the traditional (and less healthy) white rice for brown and you could easily substitute ground turkey for the ground beef if you're not a red meat eater (say that 3 times fast!).  Ok, Here We Go!!

Here's what you need:
1 lb lean, ground beef or turkey (no hormones, no antibiotics added is the way to go!)
1 medium yellow onion 
3 cups of instant brown rice (if you don't prefer instant then make sure you partially cook your brown rice before adding it) 
2 cups of vegetable juice & 2 cups of water OR
4 cups of tomato juice
2-3 green bell peppers, sliced into rings 
A sprinkle of Parmesan cheese (optional)
*NOTE (For our paleo friends who don't eat rice, you could always try replacing the rice with this -> ) Just be sure to cut the liquid down to about 1/4 of what's called for, or you'll end up with a runny mess!

This recipe makes quite a bit, but the left-overs are just as yUmMy or even better than the first time around. Save it for lunch the next day, or freeze it for a second dinner later on!

                                                             On with the show!!

     First, start browning your beef. Add a chopped onion as it's cooking so that the flavors have time to mingle!
                                                                  Smells good!
While your onions and beef are cooking, slice up some green bell peppers.
Make sure they look pertty!

Once your beef is done, rinse it! This step is optional, but who wants all that grease in their dinner?? NOT US!
Then add 3 cups of instant brown rice, and stir.
Lookin' good.

Now we want to add our liquid. We used 2 cups of veggie juice and 2 cups of water. You could also use 4 cups of tomato juice. We didn't have any, so we improvised.
Added vitamins by using veggie juice!

Bring this mixture to a boil and stir it up. Then arrange your bell peppers on top!
Sprinkle with some grated Parmesan cheese. We used about 2 tablespoons.
We can hardly wait!!

Once you've got all that done, turn the heat down to low/medium (it was number 3 on our stove).
Cover, and let cook for 30 minutes. There's no need to check on it, but we usually check it once.... just to be safe. Don't want the house to burn down or anything!

And then....

30 minutes later....

It will look a little something like this!
Who's ready to eat?!


Thanks for reading! If you try out this recipe, let us know what you think. Did you add anything, or leave anything out? Do you have a different substitute for rice? As always, we welcome suggestions!
See you next time!!!!
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