Ground turkey stuffed green peppers stuffed with ground turkey, brown rice, cheese, onions, cilantro, and spices—healthy, simple, and delicious.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
- 4 bell peppers, halved lengthwise
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- 2 cups cooked brown rice or quinoa
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup cilantro loosely packed
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1–2 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking
- 3–4 slices of minced jalapeño (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, removing the stems and seeds. Set aside.
- Add olive oil to a 12 inch cast iron skillet on medium heat. Add onions and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Add ground turkey, salt, and pepper and cook until turkey is evenly browned, about 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in the rice, tomato, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, paprika, and optional jalapeño. Let simmer for 3-4 more minutes. Transfer filling to a medium bowl and set aside.
- Spoon the turkey filling evenly into each bell pepper cavity. Arrange peppers back in the skillet, cavity side up and bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, top each pepper with 1-2 tablespoons of cheese, and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes. Garnish with minced cilantro before serving.
Keywords: Bell peppers stuffed with ground turkey, brown rice, cheese, onions, cilantro, and spices—healthy, simple, and delicious.