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Muscle-Building Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Muscle-Building Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Save precious time during the week with this muscle-building recipe.

Contributor: Mike Roussell, Ph.D.
Goal: Mass Building

Calories
530
Protein
35g
Fat
19g
Carbs
56g
Servings: 6
Ingredients: 
3 tbsp  extra-virgin olive oil
3 cloves  garlic, minced
6  medium zucchini, chopped
1½  medium onions, chopped
18 oz  95% lean ground beef
1½  24-oz jars pasta sauce
1½ cup  canned low-sodium Great Northern beans (rinsed)
6 cups  baby spinach
12   bell peppers (red, orange, or green)
12 tbsp  grated parmesan cheese

Equipment:

  • Baking dish
  • Sauce pan

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a medium-size sauce pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Once garlic browns slightly, add zucchini and onions. Sauté until onions become translucent.
  2. Add ground beef, stir, and cook until beef is browned. Mix in pasta sauce, beans, and baby spinach. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is simmering, slice the tops off the peppers and remove core, seeds, and white membrane from inside peppers. Place peppers in a 9-by-13 baking dish with ¼ inch of water in the pan.
  4. Fill each pepper with meat/vegetable sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Spoon 1 tbsp of cheese onto each pepper, then bake for another 10 minutes.

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