Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Weight Watcher's Wednesday - May 25

These were really, really good. I plan on making them again! They were very filling and I served them with a bag of steamfresh corn and it was perfect! I did have to add a little salt and pepper but after I did they were just fantastic!
Stuffed Bell Peppers - 6 Points
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small onion, finely minced
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan
3 garlic cloves, minced (I used my press)
1 tsp minced fresh basil
1 tsp minced fresh thyme
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 bell peppers, tops removed and seeded
1/2 cup tomato sauce

Rinse peppers, cut off tops and remove seeds, set aside. In a large bowl combine ground beef through paste, mixing well. Stuff peppers with beef mixture and top evenly with tomato sauce. Place in a baking dish and fill dish with water, about half way up the peppers. You can use any peppers you like but a variety is nice!
Bake covered with foil for 30 minutes and then uncovered for an additional 20-30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

*For added decorative presentation, return tops of bell peppers to the dish when you remove the foil and finish baking with the rest of the dish. Serve on top like in the picture above.

*I was out of fresh basil and thyme so I used 1/4 tsp dried instead and added some parsley :)


Katie- This Chick Cooks said...

It is always nice to find healthy and delicious recipes. These peppers look so good and pretty with the bright colors. I wanted to invite you over to share your peppers at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight. Have a blessed weekend!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Bethany,
It is great to see you! I just love your WW Stuffed Peppers. Only 6 points that's great! Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

Katie- This Chick Cooks said...

Bethany- Thanks for stopping in to show off your peppers at These Chicks Cook. It is great to get some healthier recipes. Hope you can come back by and share another recipe Wednesday. Have a wonderful week :)Katie