Chef John's Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Bring rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 20 to 25 minutes. Set the cooked rice aside.
  3. Cook onion and olive oil over medium heat until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Transfer half of cooked onion to a large bowl and set aside.
  4. Stir tomato sauce, beef broth, balsamic vinegar, and red pepper flakes into the skillet; cook and stir for 1 minute.
  5. Pour tomato sauce mixture into a 9x13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  6. Combine ground beef, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, Italian parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper into bowl with reserved onions; mix well. Stir in cooked rice and Parmigiano Reggiano. Stuff green bell peppers with beef and sausage mixture.
  7. Place stuffed green bell pepper halves in the baking dish over tomato sauce; sprinkle with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano, cover baking dish with aluminum foil, and bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove aluminum foil and bake until the meat is no longer pink, the green peppers are tender and the cheese is browned on top, an addition 20 to 25 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 259.28 Kcal (1086 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.62g 15%
Cholesterol 47.1mg 16%
Sodium 1791.15mg 75%
Potassium 559.74mg 12%
Total Carbs 24.48g 8%
Sugars 9.13g 37%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 10%
Protein 16.62g 33%
Vitamin C 68.2mg 114%
Vitamin A 1.5mg 49%
Iron 27.4mg 152%
Calcium 59.7mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 70.26 Kcal (294 kJ)
Calories from fat 23.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.61g 15%
Cholesterol 12.76mg 16%
Sodium 485.35mg 75%
Potassium 151.67mg 12%
Total Carbs 6.63g 8%
Sugars 2.48g 37%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 10%
Protein 4.5g 33%
Vitamin C 18.5mg 114%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 49%
Iron 7.4mg 152%
Calcium 16.2mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.5
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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