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Cheeseburger Pepper Cups

I like to serve my grandkids something special, and this is one of their favorites. They like red or yellow peppers because they're sweeter and look more appetizing. —Betty Winscher, Royalton, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet bell peppers
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; crumble beef; drain. Stir in the rice, tomato paste, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, garlic salt and pepper. Spoon into peppers.
  • Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; pour broth around the peppers. Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
2 pepper halves: 413 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 893mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 23g protein.

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