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Unstuffed Peppers

Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 8 servings
An easy-to-make version of a classic that's light on labor, this hearty meal smells heavenly as it simmers.


  • 1-3/4 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar (1 lb. 10 oz.) Ragú® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce
  • 3 large green and/or red bell peppers, coarsely chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1-3/4 cup instant rice

How to Make It

  1. Brown ground beef in 12-inch nonstick skillet; drain, if desired.


  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.


  5. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook covered 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.


  7. TIP: Cook once… eat twice! Double the recipe and reheat to serve over pasta, on hamburger buns or in taco shells.


  9. Cost per recipe*: $88

  10. Cost per serving*: $11

  11. *Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


  13. Nutrition Information per serving:

  14. Calories 250, Calories From Fat 60, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g, Total Fat 7g, Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 630mg, Total Carbohydrate 27g, Sugars 8g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 20g, Vitamin A 15%, Vitamin C 80%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%