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2-Cheese Stuffed Peppers

A very unconventional stuffed pepper! This one’s a cheese lover’s delight.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: beef, Comfort Foods, skillet dinners, Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Keyword: stuffed peppers
Servings: 4
Calories: 677kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium bell peppers any color
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 3 slices white bread
  • 2 eggs
  • 16 oz block of mozzarella cut in 1/4- to 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 26-28 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Soak white bread in about 1/4 cup of water. Let sit for 5 minutes; squeeze as much water as you can from the bread.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, squeezed bread, eggs, salt, garlic powder, oregano, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  • Mix in the mozzarella
  • Prepare peppers by cutting in half lengthwise and removing seeds and membranes.
  • Divide the meat evenly between the 8 pepper halves.
  • Place the cup of marinara sauce in the bottom of a large (about 12-inch) skillet.
  • Place the filled peppers on top of the sauce.
  • Add the entire can of diced tomatoes over the peppers
  • Cook at medium-high heat until liquid begins to boil
  • Cover and lower heat to simmer
  • Cook for 30 minutes and test for doneness. If the meat is not done, cook an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Top with the chopped fresh parsley
  • Slow Cooker Directions:
  • Prepare filling and peppers as in main recipe
  • Add marinara to slow cooker
  • Place filled peppers in slow cooker.
  • Add the can of diced tomatoes
  • *Cook on low 5-8 hours, high 2-5.
  • *My slow cookers cook these fast for some reason. Check at the MINIMUM times for doneness. They can always be held at the warm setting till you are ready to eat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 1931mg | Potassium: 1309mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2176IU | Vitamin C: 122mg | Calcium: 799mg | Iron: 7mg