Mmm, bell peppers! I love bell peppers raw, sautéed, grilled – pretty much in any form! Not only are they delicious, they’re also really good for you! They’re very nutrient dense- good for skin, immunity, bones and heart health. I swear I never caught Hubs’ bronchitis last month because I was snacking on raw bell peppers dipped in hummus daily!
Anywho, if you’re like me and love bell peppers or maybe you’re trying to eat better, here’s an easy recipe for you!
Easy Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Modified from the Honeybee blog
Serving size: 2-4
.5 – 1 lb lean ground turkey (ground chicken works as well)
2 Bell Peppers (Probably could have made 4 total with how much stuffing we had left over plus depending on how you adjust the recipe)
1 can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
2 cups cooked Brown Rice
1 tsp Cumin
2 Garlic Cloves
1-2 medium Tomatoes (or a can of diced tomatoes)
1 Onion chopped
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
about 4 Tbsp of Ground Flaxseed
Small bunch of Green Onion chopped
1/4 cup of Low Fat Shredded Cheese (I used a mexican blend)
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil the bottom of your baking dish. Cut the tops off of your bell peppers and remove the seeds and stems. An easy method is to cut down the 4 sides of the white walls making sure not to puncture the pepper. Then grab the inside and twist and pull.
Heat two Tbsps of olive in a pan and cook your ground turkey with the tsp of cumin and salt and pepper to taste. Once your meat is fully cooked add in your chopped onion and garlic clove and sautee until they’re soft. Once those are cooked set aside.
In a large bowl combine your brown rice, can of black beans and diced tomatoes. Next add in your meat and sprinkle in your flaxseed. Combine well and scoop into your bell peppers.
Cook for about 30 minutes until the tops start to brown and the peppers become soft. Top with desired amount of cheese and chopped green onion and enjoy!
We had a ton of leftovers so I packed the stuffing part plus a couple fried eggs for Hubs’ lunch. You can easily make 4-6 servings for a quick and easy dinner party!
Next time I think I’m going to play around with the seasoning a bit to see if I can add more flavor. I’m thinking diced tomatoes with green chile plus adding some fresh cilantro. Yeah, that sounds pretty yums!
Wishing you a beautyfull Thursday!
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