Updated: Sep 29
Eating from the rainbow takes on a whole new meaning with these beautiful Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers! Red, orange and yellow peppers stuffed with a tasty medley of ground turkey, corn, tomato and a variety of fresh spices and herbs - these are a whole lot of awesome in a nice little package! Oh and did I mention they are also quite tasty?? YUM!
For a while now I had been wanting to dabble my inner chef's hand at a stuffed pepper recipe, but I'll admit I was a bit intimidated by many of the recipes out there, some calling for multiple ingredients and others just needing much more time than I have to prepare... I mean let's face it, most of our schedules just don't allow for "fancy cooking," the kind that calls for 21 ingredients and hours to create. So after a bit of searching and playing with a few healthy swaps I was able to come up with something not only pleasing to the senses, but simple enough to whip up in under 30 minutes! These have quickly become one of my new favorite things to whip up during the week and they are a BIG family fav! Whip up a batch - we'd love to hear what you think!
1 lb. lean ground turkey (or meat substitute)
3 large peppers (I prefer yellow, orange and red!)
1 15oz. can whole kernel corn (no salt added), drained and rinsed
1/4 sweet yellow onion, diced
1 & 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 C vegetable broth (low salt)
1/4 C tomato sauce (no salt added)
1/4 - 1/3 C shredded low-fat Mexican cheese blend (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, add diced onion to soften (approximately 2 minutes).
Add ground turkey, garlic and cilantro, stirring frequently until meat is cooked thoroughly.
Reduce heat to low and add the vegetable broth, tomato sauce and corn.
Mix well and simmer in skillet for approximately 5 minutes to allow flavor to fully absorb.
While the meat mixture simmers, rinse peppers and remove the tops and seeds and set aside.
Remove skillet with meat from heat.
Scoop meat mixture generously into each cored pepper, top with a small amount of cheese (optional).
Place each pepper on a baking sheet and place in the oven to cook approximately 15 minutes (or until edge of the peppers begin to brown, cheese begins to bubble).
Remove baking sheet from the oven, allow peppers to cool 5 or so minutes before serving.
Eat and Enjoy!