8 medium green peppers
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 1/2 c. croutons
2 oz. Mozzarella cheese
1 (2 oz.) can chopped mushrooms, drained
2 medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
4 oz. Mozzarella cheese, divided


Cut off tops of peppers; remove seeds and membranes. Precook in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes; drain. (For crisper peppers, omit precooking). Generously sprinkle inside of peppers with salt. In skillet, brown ground beef and onion; drain. Stir in croutons, 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spoon into peppers. Place in 10 x 6 x 1 3/4-inch baking dish. Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 to 10 minutes more. Contains 212 calories per serving. Serves 8.