Beef and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers

I would never have thought to blend beef and mushrooms together, but it’s completely genius. I mean you can’t go wrong by lightening up meals, adding more vitamins to your diet and saving money all at the same time, can you?

Recipe and photo by Living Lou.

Prep Time: 10 mins. | Cook Time: 45 mins.


4 bell peppers, tops and membrane and seeds removed
1/2 lb lean ground beef
4 oz white button mushrooms
1/2 white onion
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 cloves garlic
½ tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup long grain rice
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes
2 tbsp hot sauce


1. Preheat oven to 375.
2. In a food processor, process mushrooms, onion, parsley, garlic, basil and salt.
3. Mix mushroom mixture with ground beef, rice, crushed tomatoes and hot sauce.
4. Stuff peppers with the beef and mushroom mixture. Cover peppers with the tops.
5. Cook for 35-45 minutes or until beef and rice is fully cooked.