Trying to eat healthy…… For the most part always. Ground turkey has fewer calories than beef and a good source of protein. I buy the ground turkey I can see, not in the sausage type packaging. That turkey is just weird. You can mix this with leftover rice, white or brown even quinoa for a more healthier meal. This meal takes about an hour to prep and bake but it is well worth it.
- 4 bell peppers tops cut off and seeds, membranes removed, (save one top, chopped into pieces)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 cup leftover white or brown rice, quinoa or other cooked grain
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 small can tomato sauce (I think 5 oz)
- Grated parimisian cheese to top
Cook turkey in large skillet, add chopped onion at some point and the chopped up part of one of the pepper tops. Add seasoning and salt. Place cored peppers in large cooking dish with high sides. Add enough water to come up half way on the peppers(Corningwear works great) When meat is brown add the tomatoe sauce and rice stir until mixed well. Spoon into peppers up to the top, hopefully it fills all the way to the top and does not over flow too much. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 350 for 1 hour.
You can speed this up by microwaving the peppers 6 minutes on high before filling then bake for 45 minutes at 350. Careful in removing from oven because of the water. Remove with care as well.
As always we hope you enjoy