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Rice-Stuffed Peppers

Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium-size green bell peppers
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (16-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 1 cup cooked long-grain rice
  • 1 cup vegetarian burger crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cut off tops of bell peppers; remove seeds and membranes, and place bell pepper cups in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish. Remove stems from tops, and discard; chop bell pepper tops.

  2. Saute chopped bell pepper and onion in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce and next 5 ingredients. Spoon mixture evenly into bell pepper cups. Top evenly with remaining 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce.

  3. Bake, covered, at 400° for 45 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle evenly with cheese, if desired; bake 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Boca Burger Crumbles for vegetarian burger crumbles.