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Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  • Author: Shawn Williams
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Ground turkey stuffed green peppers stuffed with ground turkey, brown rice, cheese, onions, cilantro, and spices—healthy, simple, and delicious.


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Ingredients

  • 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
  • 12 tablespoons olive oil, for cooking
  • 34 slices of minced jalapeño (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, removing the stems and seeds. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

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