This weeks recipe is: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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I love this recipe because it is so versatile. You can use ground turkey or ground beef, cheddar cheese or reduced fat cheese, quinoa or rice, and you can even add more veggies! Let your imagination run wild! If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can put them in any pan that you have. This recipe makes 6 stuffed peppers, so if you have leftovers, they make for a great lunch the next day!

Ingredients:

  • 6 large bell peppers, any color
  • 2 cups wild rice, cooked
  • 1 lb. 93% Lean ground turkey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 16 oz. jar crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cut off the tops of the peppers, remove the seeds, trim the bottoms to help them sit flat in the skillet, and rinse thoroughly. In a large pan boil the peppers for 5 minutes, remove from water, and turn upside down onto a paper towel to dry.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. In a large skillet add the olive oil, garlic and onion, saute until tender. Add the turkey and brown until thoroughly cooked.
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, rice, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and stir until blended.
  5. Fill the peppers evenly with the mixture, place in a lightly greased 10 inch cast iron skillet. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and add the remaining cheese to the top of peppers and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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