I’m on a mission to eat healthy and flavorful foods. Salads are delicious, but today I wanted something hearty, healthy and filling. I had been in the mood for stuffed bell peppers, so low and behold I had stuffed peppers. These dish came out tasty, moist and full of flavor!
- 3-4 Bell peppers (any color)
- ½ lb ground turkey
- 1 Roma tomato
- ¼ onions
- ½ Jalapeño
- Salt & pepper
- Garlic powder
- Onion and Herbs seasoning (I use Mrs. Dash)
- Chicken seasoning (I use Montreal Chicken low-sodium)
- Salsa (canned or homemade)
- 1 cup cooked rice (brown for a healthier alternative)
- ¼ cup grated cheese (Colby, Monterrey)
- Extra Virgin Olive oil or Grapeseed Oil
Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
Drizzle a pan with a bit of olive oil and toss in the onion, cook about 3 minutes until translucent on a medium heat. Toss in the tomatoes and jalapeño (I cut the jalapeño into 4 pieces). Sprinkle with the onion and herb seasoning and chicken seasoning. Also, add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir everything for about 3 minutes then add the ground turkey, and a dash of the garlic powder. Allow the turkey to marry with the veggies; add about ¼ cup of the salsa. Once the turkey is about 85% cooked add the rice and another ¼ – ½ of salsa (depending on how wet or dry you prefer the mixture. At this time you can taste the mixture and determine if you need more seasonings.
Take the clean (washed and dried) bell peppers and cut the tops off, brush the outside with olive oil as well as your baking pan. Once the turkey mixture is cooked, stuff the bell peppers to the top and sprinkle with the cheese. Place the tops back on and bake for about 15-20 minutes.
Once the peppers are ready, remove the top and add a dollop of salsa on top. Enjoy your healthy and most importantly flavorful dinner!
Notes: Go ahead and stuff your peppers with chicken, shrimp, ground beef, quinoa, corn, beans and other healthy items.