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Mexican Beef and Bean-Stuffed Peppers

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Mexican Beef and Bean-Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 8
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Breakfast cereal is a unique ingredient that helps keep these hearty, colorful stuffed peppers low in fat and high in flavor!

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups Fiber One™ original bran cereal
1
can (15 oz) tomato puree
4
medium bell peppers
1/2
lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1
medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1
can (8 oz) kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (4 oz) chopped green chilies, undrained
2
teaspoons chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place cereal in resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag and crush with rolling pin or meat mallet (or crush in food processor). In medium bowl, mix cereal and tomato puree; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Cut bell peppers lengthwise in half. Remove seeds and membranes. Place peppers, cut sides up, in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish.
  • 3 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in cereal mixture and remaining ingredients except cheese. Divide beef mixture evenly among peppers.
  • 4 Cover; bake 40 to 45 minutes or until peppers are tender. Sprinkle each pepper half with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese; let stand 5 minutes.
Tips  

Bell peppers, regardless of their color, provide vitamin C also called ascorbic acid. Choosing vitamin C-rish foods keeps gums and blood vessels healthy.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
30
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
(
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
620mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
9g
38%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
10g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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