• 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausages, casings removed, or ground beef
  • 1 cup brown rice or quinoa
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup┬áchunky tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded
  • 4 medium-size red bell peppers