Skinny Italian Beef and Peppers
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Serves: 4 Servings
  • 4 bell peppers, diced (I used 1 red, 1 green, 1 orange, and 1 yellow)
  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • ½ cup green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 celery stalks, diced
  • 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • 0.7 oz packet all-natural Italian salad dressing dry mix
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a casserole dish and set aside.
  2. Cook ground beef in a large skillet, until no longer pink. Remove ground beef and discard grease.
  3. In the same skillet add olive oil, celery, garlic, peppers, and green onions. Cook until vegetables have softened.
  4. Add the cooked ground beef back into the skillet. Add lemon juice, Italian seasonings, red pepper flakes, garbanzo beans, and 1 TBSP water. Stir all ingredients together and simmer 2-3 minutes.
  5. Pour ingredients into the prepared casserole dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted.
Recipe by Egg Rolls & Sauce at