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Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

For All Steps of the ITG Diet Plan



For 6 people ()


  • 1 pound(s) lean ground beef
  • 0.13 teaspoon(s) water
  • 1 ounce(s) onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 0.5 cup(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Splenda (optional)
  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) White vinegar
  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) low sodium soy sauce
  • 0.13 teaspoon(s) mustard powder
  • 0.5 teaspoon(s) sea salt
  • 0.13 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1 packet Cheesy Cheddar or shredded cheddar Step 3
  • 3 green peppers, cut in half lengthwise

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Add water to Cheesy Cheddar Mix to make soup but do not heat.
  3. Brown ground beef, celery, garlic, and onion in skillet; drain fat and water.
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients, except green peppers and cheese and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  5. Parboil the peppers in boiling water for 3 minutes and drain. Place peppers in baking dish.
  6. Stir half of Cheesy Cheddar into hamburger mixture, and then fill peppers with meat.
  7. Top meat with remaining Cheesy Cheddar. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is hot and bubble, and peppers are tender to the touch.

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