So I have to say, I am quite proud of my cooking efforts lately- we will see how long it lasts 🙂 I got adventurous (in my mind) last week and made something that I have not done before- stuffed peppers! They were very easy to do and pretty tasty. Best part: we had leftovers to take to work for the lunch the next day. They reheated well too- put them in the microwave for a minute and they were just as yummy!
- 6 green bell peppers
- 1 c. rice (I used brown rice)
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- sprinkling black pepper
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella/ Parmesan cheese
- Cook up 1 cup of rice. Set aside for later.
- Wash and dry the green peppers. Then, generously slice off the tops of each the bell peppers (you’ll be chopping up the extra for the stuffing mixture) and hollow out the inside discarding all the seeds.
- Remove the stems, then chop up the pepper tops along with one large onion. Put in frying pan.
- Heat a little olive oil and saute the onion and pepper in the frying pan for about 3-4 minutes.
- Remove the onions and peppers (put in empty bowl) and brown ground turkey in the pan. Add garlic, onion and pepper to the turkey while it is browning.
- After ground turkey is browned and drained, add onions and peppers back to the pan and allow to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to blend all of the flavors.
- Now, mix in the cooked rice and 1/2 the cup of cheese and warm in the pan for 1-2 minutes.
- Stuff the filling mixture into the peppers, pushing down with a spoon so the peppers are tightly stuffed. Top with more cheese.
- Cook the stuffed peppers at 375 F for about 30 minutes. When they have about 5 minutes left, pull them out of the oven and add a little more shredded mozzarella cheese. You can never have too much cheese! Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.