Stuffed Peppers


6 red or green bell peppers

1 pound extra lean ground beef

1 package (19.5 oz) turkey Italian sausage

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced red or green peppers (use the chopped off tops)

4-6 tsp olive oil

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

1 cup spicy tomato sauce

2 cups grated low fat mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Cut the tops off the peppers

Square off the bottom of each pepper to make them stand up 

A small hole at the bottom will help drain the fat from the peppers

Clean out the inside of the peppers

Place peppers standing up in a greased baking dish

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat and brown the beef

Remove beef from skillet and set aside

Add olive oil and sausage to skillet - Brown sausage, remove from skillet and set aside

Add pepper and onions to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes

Turn off heat and add meats back to skillet and add 1 cup of tomato sauce

Season with salt and pepper

Let mixture cool slightly, mix in the cheeses, but save 1/4 cup of mozzarella

Stuff each pepper with meat mixture

Sprinkle tops with mozzarella cheese

Cover the peppers with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes

Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes uncovered