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Stuffed Bell Peppers, Buttered Corn and Texas Cheese Toast

Total Time - 40 minutes / Makes 4 Servings

Cooking Sequence

  • Prepare bell peppers and place in oven: 25 minutes
  • When 10 minutes of baking time remains, prepare toast and corn; serve: 15 minutes

  • Stuffed Bell Peppers, Buttered Corn and Texas Cheese Toast

    Stuffed Bell Peppers

    1 pound 93% lean ground beef
    one 12-ounce package 50% less fat sausage
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    4 large bell peppers
    one 4-ounce can mushroom pieces
    one 8-ounce can tomato sauce
    one 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
    1 cup instant rice
    aluminum foil

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
    2. Fill saucepan 3/4 full of hot water, cover and place on high heat to boil for bell peppers.
    3. Preheat sauté pan on medium-high for 2-3 minutes.
    4. Place ground beef, sausage, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in sauté pan. Cook for 7-10 minutes until brown, and all pink is gone. Stir frequently, breaking meat up into small crumbles as it cooks. Drain well.
    5. Wash bell peppers; cut tops off and remove seeds. Trim bottom of bell peppers evenly. (This will help peppers to stand upright.) Add peppers to boiling water, cover and boil for 5 minutes.
    6. Stir into meat mixture: drained mushrooms, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (including liquid) and rice. Cook for 3 minutes.
    7. Using tongs, remove bell peppers and stand upright in 8-inch baking dish.
    8. Remove meat mixture from heat and pack each bell pepper with mixture, mounding the top. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Serve.
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    Buttered Corn

    one 10-ounce package frozen corn kernels
    1 tablespoon butter
    1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
    1/4 cup reduced fat milk

    1. Combine all ingredients in microwave-safe bowl.
    2. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Serve.
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    Texas Cheese Toast

    8 slices Texas cheese toast
    1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
    2. Remove bread from bag and separate slices.
    3. Place slices flat, cheese side up, on baking sheet (or aluminum foil). Sprinkle with seasoning.
    4. Bake 5-7 minutes on middle shelf of oven. Serve.
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    Nutritional Information

    Calories (kcal) 1007; Total Fat (g) 50.7; Saturated Fat (g) 18.8; Cholesterol (mg) 151; Carbohydrate (g) 84.4; Dietary Fiber (g) 7.9; Protein (g) 52.7; Sodium (mg) 2045; Potassium (mg) 644; Calcium (mg) 121; Iron (mg) 5.7

    Daily Values: Vitamin A 44%; Vitamin C 157%; Calcium 12%; Iron 32%
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    Add to your grocery list 1 tbsp butter
    Add to your grocery list 1/4 cup reduced-fat milk

    Dry Grocery
    Add to your grocery list 1 tsp Italian seasoning
    Add to your grocery list aluminum foil
    Add to your grocery list 1 (14 1/2-oz) can diced tomatoes
    Add to your grocery list 1/4 tsp garlic powder
    Add to your grocery list 1 cup instant rice
    Add to your grocery list 1 (4-oz) can mushroom pieces
    Add to your grocery list 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
    Add to your grocery list 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce

    Add to your grocery list 8 slices Texas cheese toast
    Add to your grocery list 1 (10-oz) package corn kernels

    Add to your grocery list 1 (12-oz) package 50% less fat sausage
    Add to your grocery list 1 lb 93% lean ground beef

    Add to your grocery list 4 large bell peppers

    Suggested Items
    Add to your grocery list peach pie
    Add to your grocery list your favorite dressing
    Add to your grocery list tossed salad

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    Utensils & Cookware

    • 5-quart saucepan with lid
    • 10- to 12-inch sauté pan
    • cooking spoons
    • knife and cutting board
    • tongs
    • 8-inch baking dish
    • measuring utensils
    • microwave-safe bowl with lid
    • baking sheet
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    Aprons Advice

    For a bright and colorful dish use red, yellow and green bell peppers. Also, reduce fat by 22 grams by replacing cheese toast with unbuttered Bakery bread.
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