Monday, April 15, 2013

Easy, Inexpensive, AND Healthy Recipe? Yes!

(reprinted from

3 Bell Peppers (Any color)
8 oz. of Pasta Sauce
1 8.8 oz. Bag of Uncle Ben's 90 Second Ready Rice (Or 9 oz. of regular rice)
1 Can Black Beans
4 oz. Shredded Cheese
Bread Crumbs OR A few broken-up crackers

Preheat your oven to 400.  Cook your rice as instructed on its package.  Cut your peppers in half and remove the seeds. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil, and evenly place each bell pepper half on the baking sheet.

Once your rice is finished cooking, pour the rice and can of beans into a large bowl for mixing.  Add your pasta sauce slowly, while stirring the mixture together. The mixture should be firm but wet, and have an equal distribution of ingredients.  Now, use a spoon to distribute the rice-bean-sauce mixture into each pepper half. DO NOT overload the peppers, this will make a mess in your oven!

Before baking, cover each pepper with bread crumbs or broken-up crackers and ample shredded cheese.  Bake for 10 minutes, remove and let stand for 3 minutes.

Makes 6 low-cost servings.

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