Mexican Stuffed Peppers

 Healthy and hearty version of stuffed peppers made with ground turkey, black beans, and brown rice

Healthy and hearty version of stuffed peppers made with ground turkey, black beans, and brown rice

This is one of my favorite meals – who doesn’t love a stuffed pepper?  Hearty and healthy, these have got everything – lean protein, brown rice, beans, salsa and cheese.  Rich in flavor – a taste of Mexican food without all the fat and calories. 

Serves 8

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Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs. lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion
  • 8 bell peppers
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 2 oz. cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. Colby jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • For the taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cook rice then remove from heat and let sit covered for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Chop onion and add to oil, cooking until softened.
  4. Add ground turkey and seasoning, cook until browned.
  5. Rinse beans and stir in. Remove from heat.
  6. In a large bowl, mix turkey mixture, rice, salsa verde, and grated cheeses together.
  7. Cut tops off of peppers and scoop out seeds and discard.
  8. Spoon in turkey and rice mixture and place in a deep baking pan.
  9. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.
  10. Enjoy!
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