Give this easy, delicious, satisfying stuffed peppers recipe a try for dinner! You can even make extra and take any leftovers for lunch.
With ground beef as your source of protein & healthy fat, and wild rice & peppers as healthy carbs, you’ve got yourself a well-balanced meal!
Wild rice is a nutrient-dense food & excellent source of minerals including, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, & maganese. It’s also a great source of fiber as opposed to white rice which contains virtually no fiber. It’s even a great source of protein as it contains all 9 essential amino acids!
I topped my peppers with vegan cheese & homemade gravy, but you can swap in tomato sauce & any regular cheese of your choice if desired.
Wild Rice & Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 25 minutes
total time: 30 minutes
Ingredients: • 4 bell peppers (any colors) • 1.5 cup cooked wild rice • 1 lb lean ground beef • 1 tsp avocado oil • 1/4 white onion, chopped • 1/4 tsp dried oregano • 1/4 tsp paprika • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped • salt & pepper to taste • Optional: shredded vegan mozzarella cheese (I used Violife brand) Homemade gravy: 1 cup water, 1/4 cup arrowroot flour, bouillion packet, dash of soy sauce
Instructions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Cook rice according to package (about 20 min). In the meantime, slice top off each bell pepper and remove seeds & membranes. Place peppers in a large pot & add enough water to cover peppers. Cover & bring to a boil. Cook about 2 minutes then drain & place into a glass baking dish.
3. Heat avocado oil in pan over medium heat, add chopped onion & cook about 1 minute. Add ground beef, oregano, paprika, salt & pepper, and mix well. Heat about 8-10 minutes or until beef is brown; stirring occassionally. Stir in garlic & rice and cook another 1-2 minutes.
4. Stuff peppers with beef & rice mixture. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven, set oven to broil on high & add cheese on top. Place back in oven & broil for 5 minutes.
5. In a small pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. In a small bowl, mix a small amount of water with arrowroot flour. Add to boiling water with bouillon & dash of soy sauce. Stir until a thick gravy forms. Remove from heat & pour over peppers.
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