Meet the Sullivans: Recipe: Stuffed Red Peppers

August 24, 2012

Recipe: Stuffed Red Peppers

I made these peppers recently and we really liked them. Unlike most "skinny" dinners, these don't make you feel deprived--they are actually very satisfying and flavorful!

We liked them so much that tonight I am making them again, but with a taco inspired twist to them. If it all works out I will be sure to share the recipe.

makes servings: 6 servings (1/2 pepper each) 

1 lb lean ground turkey
1 garlic, minced
1/4 onion, minced
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp cumin powder
salt to taste
3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
Olive oil spray
1/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheese

Heat oven to 400°. Spray a little olive oil spray in a medium size saute pan and heat on a medium flame. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to the pan. Saute about 2 minutes and add ground turkey. Season with salt and garlic powder, and cumin and brownmeat for several minutes until meat is completely cooked through. Add 1/4 cup of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of chicken broth, mix well and simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Combine cooked rice and meat together.

Cut the bell peppers in half lengthwise, and remove all seeds. Place in a baking dish.Spoon the meat mixture into each pepper half and fill it with as much as you can.Place all stuffed pepper halves on the baking dish and pour the remainder of the chicken broth on the bottom of the pan. Cover tight with aluminum foil and bake for about 35 minutes. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and enjoy.

recipe credit: Skinny Taste

1 comment:

Jen said...

This looks so delicious. I will have to try this!