Sounds yummy, doesn’t it? I had to break in our new crock pot with something good.
I just got done showering from what felt like the longest run ever. I forgot my iPod at home and wasn’t going to run home and get it and tease Buster by leaving right away; so I went without it. And on top of that it rained on me. I’ve never ran in the rain before but rain drops hitting your eye balls isn’t exactly my preferred method of exercise.
I met some wonderful blogger folks at a work conference yesterday so if you have time, check out Dakota Pam at It’s Time for More Coffee and Jessie Veeder at Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch. These are both North Dakota bloggers folks, so lets share some blogger love!
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Taco Stuffed Green Peppers
Serves: 5 Calories: 320
- 1 lb. lean ground beef
- 1 packet taco seasoning
- Medium onion, diced
- 5 green peppers
- 1/2 can of diced tomatoes, do not drain
- 90 second whole wheat rice
- 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
- Corn (optional)
- Low-fat mozzarella cheese (optional topping)
I cooked the beef and onion together last night and added in the taco seasoning with 1/2 c. water. Let it cool and put it in a storage container until today. I also cut the tops off the green onions and ripped as much of the ribs out as possible, and rinsed the seeds out. I stored these in a storage bag until today.
Over lunch hour I drained the tomatoes into a bowl. I lined my slow cooker with those awesome Reynolds liners so you don’t have to clean up crusty stuff, and I put the tomato juice on the bottom. I mixed in a large bowl the ground beef mixture, tomatoes, black beans, and rice. You could mix in corn here if you wanted. Then I stuffed the peppers and placed them in the slow cooker.
These take about 6 hours on low. About 5 1/2 hours in, I did top them with some low-fat shredded mozzarella.
I cut mine up in to bite size pieces and topped it with some of my favorite salsa: On the Border Medium (15 calories/2 Tbs).
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