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Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Peppers

I made stuffed peppers for dinner last night, and they were so good I just have to share the recipe with you! The original recipe came from a friend – here’s her original recipe: (Thanks Katie!)
Ingredients:
1 onion
1 lb. lean ground meat (turkey or beef)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 cup of quinoa
Peppers
Salt and pepper
garlic powder
red pepper flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sautée onion in olive oil.
Put ground meat in with the onions and brown.
Add spices.
As the meat is browning, cook the quinoa.
If you want softer peppers, pre-roast them about 10 minutes in the oven.
Once everything is cooked, add quinoa to the bottom of the peppers, then add the meat/onion/tomato mixture.
Put in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
In the last two minutes, add freshly grated parmesan or mozzarella cheese.

I ended up changing the recipe slightly (really slightly), but here is what I did:

Dice one onion and sautée with olive oil in a nonstick frying pan. As the onions are sauteeing, add salt, pepper, and garlic salt to taste.

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Add 1 lb. ground turkey to the frying pan and begin to break it up as it browns.

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Roughly dice 1 tomato. Separate out the really gooey center parts, add to frying pan for just 1-2 minutes until they soften.

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Cook Uncle Ben’s Country Inn Chicken Rice (I shopped at Bottom Dollar yesterday and they didn’t have quinoa) in a separate pot. Once rice is ready, add 1-2 cups to the meat, onion and tomato mixture

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Hollow out how many peppers you want to use. I did three, and this mixture easily could have filled up four peppers. Make sure to get the gills and all the seeds out. (I mean you won’t die, but… just get them out.)

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Spoon the mixture from the frying pan into the peppers, packing tightly and filling to the top.

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Roast peppers in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the peppers are soft and beginning to brown.

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Add a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese and return to the oven for 1-2 minutes.

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The Boyf wasn’t quite ready to eat yet, so I covered with tin foil and let these rest on the oven for about a half hour. When we did eat, the cheese was even gooeyer and the peppers were the perfect temperature – so resting these babies is recommended!

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Serve and enjoy 🙂 The Boyf said he would have preferred beef, so I’ll do that next time, but I really enjoyed these! Probably a new weekly staple in my recipe arsenal.

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