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Main dishes

Cheesy Ground Beef & Zucchini Stuffed Peppers

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If you like your stuffed peppers cheesy and saucy, you'll like this combination of ground beef and zucchini with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese.
time
prep:
25 min
total:
50 min
servings
total:
6 servings

What You Need

1
lb.  lean ground beef
1-1/2
cups  water
1-1/2
cups  instant brown rice, uncooked
1
small  zucchini, chopped
1-1/2
cups  spaghetti sauce, divided
1-1/2
cups  KRAFT Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
1
 each large red, yellow and green pepper, cut lengthwise in half, seeded

Make It

HEAT grill to medium-high heat.

BROWN meat in skillet; drain. Meanwhile, bring water to boil in large saucepan. Add rice; cover. Simmer 5 min. Remove from heat; let stand 5 min.

DRAIN meat. Add to rice with zucchini and 1 cup each spaghetti sauce and cheese.

PLACE 1 pepper half in center of each of 6 large sheets of heavy-duty foil; fill with meat mixture. Top with remaining sauce and cheese. Bring up foil sides. Add 1 Tbsp. water to each packet. Double-fold top and ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside.

GRILL 20 to 25 min. or until filling is heated through and peppers are crisp-tender. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening each packet.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Substitute
Substitute 3 cups frozen BOCA Meatless Ground Burger for the cooked ground beef.
Use Your Oven
Instead of grilling the filled peppers, heat oven to 375°F. Place filled pepper halves in 13x9-inch baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water to dish; cover. Bake 30 min. or until filling is heated through and peppers are crisp-tender.
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