Peruvian Ground Beef-Stuffed Peppers

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Prep Time
20
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
Servings

8 servings

Hot Peruvian rocoto chiles give these garlicky potato- and ground beef-stuffed red peppers their eye-opening appeal.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Heat dressing in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 4 min. Add meat; cook 6 to 8 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Add all remaining ingredients except red peppers and cheese; mix well.
  • Cut red peppers horizontally in half; remove and discard seeds and stems. Place peppers, cut sides up, in 13x9-inch baking dish. Fill with meat mixture; top with cheese. Cover.
  • Bake 35 to 40 min. or until filling is heated through and peppers are tender.

Food Facts

Rocoto peppers have thick walls, like bell peppers, but are very hot. The seeds inside are actually black! Rocoto peppers been cultivated in Bolivia and Peru for thousands of years.

Note

If you like your peppers super spicy, add an extra chopped rocoto pepper to the meat mixture.

Special Extra

For added flavor, stir 2 Tbsp. aji panca pepper paste into the meat filling before spooning into the pepper halves and baking as directed

Servings

  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low calorie
  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

These low-calorie stuffed peppers are high in both vitamins A and C, thanks to the red peppers. And as a bonus, the mozzarella cheese provides calcium.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 370mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
   
Vitamin A 60 %DV
Vitamin C 120 %DV
Calcium 25 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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