Simple Weeknight UNstuffed Pepper Dippers

Only 5 ingredients, less than 15 minutes total cook/prep time, and 'dippers' that make kids happy...what more could you want for a weeknight family meal?

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (8.8 ounce) pouch UNCLE BEN'S® Ready Rice® Original Long Grain

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 large green bell peppers, cut into thick strips


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions.

  2. Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat. Brown beef, stirring while breaking up chunks. Remove from heat; drain grease. Stir in tomato sauce, cooked rice, and cheese. Stir until cheese melts; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

  3. Serve with green pepper "dippers."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

592 Calories
37g Fat
30g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 592
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 19g 93%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 1140mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 76mg 379%
Calcium 443mg 34%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 835mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.