Stuffed Peppers

21 Mar

I want to share one of my favorite recipes with you. We just had these for dinner, and it was yumm-o!! Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients:

1 lb lean turkey meat

3 large sweet red bell peppers (green and yellow are yummy too!), washed

1 1/2 cups brown rice

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 onion, minced

1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tsp cumin powder

Freshly ground pepper and salt, to taste

1 cup fat free chicken broth

1/2 cup tomato sauce

Olive oil cooking spray

1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Directions:

1. Cook brown rice according to package directions.

2. Heat oven to 400°F.

3. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Set aside in a baking dish.

4. Spray a large pan with olive oil cooking spray and heat over a medium flame.

5. Add garlic, onion, and cilantro to the pan. Sauté for about 2 minutes, then add ground turkey. Season with salt, pepper, and cumin.

6. Brown meat until completely cooked throughout. Add 1/2 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth. Mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Add cooked rice.

7. Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half.

8. Pour remaining chicken broth on bottom of baking dish. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes.

9.  Top with shredded cheese and enjoy.

I have made several different versions of this recipe, some modifications include:

I have used yellow and green peppers in addition to the red peppers. They are all very tasty!

I have used salsa instead of garlic, tomato sauce, and onion.

I have made it without chicken broth or tomato sauce because I didn’t have any on hand. You may want to spray the baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray if you do this.

This is a versatile recipe that can be made any way you like it. You can experiment and make it your own. Hope you enjoy!

Recipe inspired by skinnytaste

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4 Responses to “Stuffed Peppers”

  1. kristinethefoleyfamblogk March 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM #

    THANKS so much for linkin up to Sunday FUNday! Featuring you this weekend!! Can’t wait to try these 🙂

    • eatnapplay March 29, 2013 at 9:16 PM #

      Oh wow! You’re very welcome. I’m so excited!! 🙂 Thank you.

  2. Dawn March 31, 2013 at 8:09 PM #

    If it wasn’t so late, I’d be heading to the grocery store to pick up all these ingredients, yummy!!

    Thanks for linking up to Showy Sunday

    http://www.leroylime.blogspot.com

    • eatnapplay April 1, 2013 at 7:21 PM #

      Of course! Thanks for hosting! 🙂

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