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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 16
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 99.4
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.4 mg
  • Sodium: 915.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.7 g
  • Protein: 9.8 g

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Unstuffed peppers - low carb - Crockpot

Submitted by: PBIGELOW6

Introduction

Only 99 cals/1 cup serving!

Healthy, low carb, low cal. low fat recipe.

Prepare this fast, easy, delicious recipe in the crockpot.
Directions for stovetop or oven casserole are also given, as well as info on low sodium alterations and a delayed crockpot start.

It's even faster (10 mintes to prep) and easier (just dump all ingredients into crockpot) if you brown quantities of hamburger in advance (4 pounds fits nicely in my large skillet), then degrease and season it with beef soup base and dried onions. Freeze it in 1 to 1.5 # ready-to-use Zip Loc freezer bags; be sure to note the weight on each bag, for calculating nutrition.
Only 99 cals/1 cup serving!

Healthy, low carb, low cal. low fat recipe.

Prepare this fast, easy, delicious recipe in the crockpot.
Directions for stovetop or oven casserole are also given, as well as info on low sodium alterations and a delayed crockpot start.

It's even faster (10 mintes to prep) and easier (just dump all ingredients into crockpot) if you brown quantities of hamburger in advance (4 pounds fits nicely in my large skillet), then degrease and season it with beef soup base and dried onions. Freeze it in 1 to 1.5 # ready-to-use Zip Loc freezer bags; be sure to note the weight on each bag, for calculating nutrition.

Number of Servings: 16

Ingredients

    1.5# Beef, browned, degreased, seasoned with onions and beef soup base (smountd shown separately below)
    2 T. Beef soup base
    1/2 c. (8 T.) onion, dried, chopped
    2 cans (15 oz each) Tomatoes, diced
    2 cans (15 oz each) Tomato sauce
    1 c. Green peppers, frozen, diced (or to taste)
    Water to cover.

Directions

Makes 16 1 cup servings with only 99 cals/cup.

Lightly coat sides and bottom of 5 qt. crockpot with spray oil (not included in nutrition count).
Brown hamburger, drain grease, add soup base and onions.
Add all ingredients to crockpot.
Stir and cover.
Cook on HI for 2 hours or on LOW for 4 or more hours for thawed hamburger. If using frozen seasoned hamburger, increase cook times 1 hour (HI) to 2 hours (LOW).

Leftovers freeze well.

STOVE TOP PREPARATION: Use large pot that will hold at least 5 quarts. (If necessary, make sure to degrease hamburger before continuing.) Bring all to boil, then simmer for 1/2 to 1 hour.

OVEN/CASSEROLE PREPARATION: After hamburger is prepared and seasoned, mix all ingredients in large bowl, then transfer 1/2 to casserole dish. Freeze other 1/2, or cook in second dish for a large crowd.)

NOTE: FOR LOW SODIUM DIET:, use pepper instead of beef soup base, and use low sodium tomato sauce and low sodium diced tomatoes.

NOTE: If you want to delay start this before you go to work, plug in an off/on (lights) timer between the crockpot and the electrical outlet; set it to go on 2 to 4 hours before you arrive home..

Number of Servings: 16

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user PBIGELOW6.






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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this recipe. I used fresh peppers and frozen chopped onions. Made and froze in 1.5 cup portions. Will make again and again... and have passed it on already!! - 12/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good will make it again. Don't have crock pot so sauteed green pepper and onion a little before finishing in the oven. Easy tasty. - 11/5/09

    Reply from PBIGELOW6 (11/10/09)
    If you use frozen green pepper and dried onions, it is quicker and the taste is the same. Glad you liked it.
    HOWEVER, the number of servings depends on how much water you add. To be on the safe side, use 12 servings instead of 16, bringing the cals to about 132/cup. Still low cal!


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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE! And my husband loved it too! We had a lot left over so I froze some and it was amazing reheated too! Thank you for sharing!!! - 9/3/11

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  • quick question, and i may sound stupid =) but when it says 2 T. beef soup base, does that mean two tablespoons? - 6/27/11

    Reply from PBIGELOW6 (3/27/12)
    Yes. In many recipes, T. means tablespoons and t. means teaspoons.


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  • Easy and good. - 10/18/10

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  • This sounds like Stuff Pepper Soup, a Taste of Home recipe. Been making that for years. - 9/4/10

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  • I make this with cabbage, shape the meat with onion and eggs for the meatballs too. Like unstuffed Cabbage Rolls - 7/5/10

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  • sounds good but way to many servings for one person- I know I would never eat already frozen food - 5/14/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    printed - 2/19/10

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  • hi. i really want to try making this, but i have a question. is the beef soup base the same as beef broth or bouillon cubes? thanks! -nae - 1/5/10

    Reply from PBIGELOW6 (2/5/10)
    The taste should be the same, but amounts may vary.

    Enjoy!


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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    thanks for sharing will definitely make this one this week!!! - 1/4/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Will try this for sure. Sounds like a good comfort meal! - 12/1/09

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