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Published on June 03, 2016

stuffed peppers

Flavorful and Healthful Dinner Idea

Adding vegetables to your diet is a great way to eat better and maintain a healthy weight. Plus, vegetables are super flavorful, especially with the use of herbs. 

Here’s is a great recipe that is high on veggies and uses ancho chile powder and parsley to add flavor.

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers


  • 6 medium red bell peppers
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cups chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp. dry sherry
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ancho chile powder
  • 2 1/2 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut tops off bell peppers; discard seeds and membranes. Cook peppers in boiling water 5 minutes; drain.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Add mushroomsand sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add parsley, almonds, sherry and chile powder and sauté 3 minutes. Add rice, tomato juice, black pepper, garlic powder and salt and sauté 3 minutes.
  4. Spoon 3/4-cup rice mixture into each bell pepper. Top each bell pepper with 2 teaspoons cheese. Place stuffed bell peppers in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish; bake for 15 minutes.

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