Stuffed Green Peppers


Serving Size:
1 pepper half

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein


  • 3 green bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted margarine (divided use)
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons thick and chunky mild salsa
  • 1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash® onion herb seasoning
  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soft white bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Cut  peppers in half from stem to bottom. Remove seeds. Parboil 4 minutes.
  2. In a large frying pan cook ground beef. Remove meat and reserve. Discard pan drippings.
  3. Sauté onion in 1 teaspoon margarine until translucent. Add salsa, Mrs. Dash® herb seasoning, cooked rice and meat. Stir to combine.
  4. Stuff green pepper halves with the meat and rice mixture, and place into a shallow baking dish. Add 1/2 cup water to the pan.
  5. Combine bread crumbs, poultry seasoning and melted margarine. Sprinkle over stuffed peppers.
  6. Cover and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 5 minutes until browned.

Helpful hints

  • To reduce fat substitute 7% fat ground turkey for ground beef.
  • For variety use red or orange bell peppers instead of green peppers.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 259

Protein 16 g

Carbohydrates 20 g

Fat 12 g

Cholesterol 49 mg

Sodium 152 mg

Potassium 313 mg

Phosphorus 132 mg

Calcium 29 mg

Fiber 2.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 2 meat
  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 1 fat

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