Turkey Stuffed Peppers (adapted from here)
- 1 lb lean chopped turkey meat
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1/2 sweet onion, minced
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste
- 3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
- 1 cup fat free chicken broth
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 cups cooked rice (I didn't have any rice, so I used whole wheat cous cous)
- Olive oil spray
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame.
2. Add onion and garlic to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey.
3. Season with salt and garlic powder and brown meat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through.
4. Add tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes.
5. Combine cooked rice and meat together.
6. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish.
7. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can.
8. Place all stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan (this will steam the peppers while in the oven and make them oh-so-yummy). Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes.
9. Top with shredded cheese and bake uncovered for another 5 minutes.
This time I played it safe with the recipe, but I think next time I will add black beans and corn to the turkey/rice mixture. Enjoy!