H3 Recipe: Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper

Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper


3 each            Green peppers, halved, and seeds removed

4 each            Boca burgers, or 1 cup of Boca burger crumbles

2 cups            Brown rice, or rice pilaf, cooked

½ each           Onion, chopped

1 T.                  Garlic, minced

½ c.                 Parsley, fresh, chopped

1 ½ c.              V8 juice, low sodium

1 tsp.               Onion powder

1 tsp.               Garlic powder

½ tsp               Salt

¼ tsp.              Red pepper flakes (optional)

1 c.                  Parmesan cheese, fresh, shredded

½ c.                 Panko bread crumbs

¼ c.                 Parmesan, fresh finely ground


  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Warm sauté pan to medium high heat.
  • Spray pan lightly with non-stick pan spray
  • Add onions, and sauté until translucent
  • Then add Boca burger crumbles or crumble the Boca burger and garlic.
  • Season with onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper flakes.
  • Stir often
  • Then add rice and V8 juice.  Cook until flavors are well combined, you may have to turn heat down to prevent all liquid evaporating.
  • At the end, stir in the 1 cup of fresh parmesan cheese and the fresh parsley.
  • Place cleaned green pepper halves on baking sheet.
  • Stuff each pepper with ½ cup of stuffing.
  • Then mix ½ cup of panko bread crumbs and ¼ cup parmesan and lightly coat the tops of each pepper with the breading.
  • Bake in oven for about 20-25 minutes, pepper should be tender and stuffing should be hot!
  • Enjoy with other sides or with a simple tomato sauce.

Number of Servings:  6 half peppers

Serving Size:  Half a pepper

Calories:  285

Fat grams: 6

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