Unstuffed Peppers

ragu Unstuffed Peppers Recipe
An easy-to-make version of a classic that's light on labor, this hearty meal smells heavenly as it simmers.


8 servings

Cost per Serving:


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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


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


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


2. Stir in remaining ingredients.


3. 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.


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


Cost per recipe*: $8.88

Cost per serving*: $1.11

*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.


Nutrition Information per serving:

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%