Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Orzo and Beef Stuffed Peppers

4 lg. bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded
8 oz. very lean beef
non stick spray
1/2 c. cooked orzo
1 c. chopped onion
2 t. each fennel seeds and dried oregano
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic
1/2 c. part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
chopped basil garnish (optional)

Heat broiler. Line a rimmed baking sheet with non stick foil. Put peppers cut side down on sheet with non stick spray on both sides. Broil about 12 minutes turning once until lightly charred and tender. Reduce oven to 400º.

Brown beef, onion and spices. Cook until beef is browned and onions are tender. Remove from heat. Add cooked orzo, tomatoes with juices and cheese to skillet. Toss and fill peppers. Bake 15 minutes until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with basil.

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