31 October, 2019 0
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This Recipe is a Delicious and Healthy Way to Celebrate Halloween

Be healthier this Halloween.

If your kids could have it their way, then they would only eat candy on Halloween.  However, as a parent, you know that this will only lead to tummy aches and a sugar crash.  This is why it’s so important to get your kids to eat something other than sweets.  Be healthier this Halloween by serving up this festive, delicious, and nutritious dinner.

Jack-o’-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

Serves: 4


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1-pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 (8 ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 large orange bell peppers


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and beginning to brown, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add beef, salt, and pepper; cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, just until it loses its pink color, about 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in rice, ¾ cup tomato sauce, and parsley.
  4. Meanwhile, cut out stem ends of bell peppers and set aside; scoop out seeds. With a sharp paring knife, cut out a jack-o’-lantern face on one side of each pepper.
  5. Place the peppers and tops, cut-side down, in a microwave-safe pie pan. Add ¼ cup water. Microwave on High until tender but firm, 4 to 6 minutes. Empty the water from the dish and turn the peppers cut-side up.
  6. Stuff the peppers with the beef mixture. Spoon the remaining ¼ cup tomato sauce over the peppers.
  7. Bake until the mixture is heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Place the steamed tops back on top of the peppers.

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