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Clean-out the fridge recipe: beef stuffed peppers

Looking for a healthy clean-out the fridge recipe? Maybe your fridge is looking a little bare and you're trying to avoid food waste and another trip to the grocery store. These stuffed peppers are the solution. They can be made with what you already have in the fridge, using just a few simple ingredients. Plus, they're a great way to avoid food waste. So go ahead and give these beef stuffed peppers a try - your taste buds will thank you.


  • 4 large red or yellow bell peppers

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 chopped onion

  • ¼ lb mushrooms 

  • ½ lb ground beef

  • 1 tbsp dried basil 

  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese

  • 2 cups tomato sauce

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). 

  2. Wash the peppers, cut off tops and remove the membranes and seeds.

  3. In a pot of boiling water, blanch peppers for 6 minutes.

  4. In another pot, brown the onion in oil over high heat. Add mushrooms, meat, dried basil, Parmesan cheese and tomato sauce. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Place the filling into the peppers.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes.

  7. Serve warm and enjoy your meal!


Eating healthy is important, but it can be hard to find the time to cook nutritious meals. Beef stuffed peppers are a quick and easy way to get your daily dose of protein and veggies. You'll benefit from a meal that is rich in nutrients, respect your weekly grocery budget, plus you'll have dinner on the table in no time!

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