Spring Fling: Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Homemade Stuffed Peppers

Concierge Steph loves to cook and after a busy day at the office and a hard workout it’s time to get creative in the kitchen.

Below she shares her healthy recipe for Stuffed Peppers.

Ingredients (per pepper):

1/3 package Ground Turkey (97/7)
1-3 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
3-5 tbsp. Cooked Quinoa
¼ cup Fat Free Shredded Cheese
1 Bell Pepper
Frank’s Hot Sauce (to taste)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Turn the stovetop to a medium-high heat and cook the ground turkey in a drizzle of EVOO and spices (Note: I use Mrs. Dash’s seasoning and garlic. I also chop up the top of the pepper and mix that in the ground turkey). Cook until the meat has browned.

If you need to, cook your Quinoa at this time. (Note: I cook 1 cup of Qunioa once a week and then store in a Tupperware container in the fridge and use as needed).

stuffed peppers 1Once the turkey meat has browned, add your Quinoa to the meat. Typically, I add between 3-5 tablespoons of Quinoa and then add Frank’s Hot Sauce to the mix.

(Note: I LOVE spicy so I add a lot of hot sauce to my mix but it’s all about your preference! Remember, you can add more but you can’t take it out!).

Once all of these items are blended well on your stovetop, cut open your pepper, clean it out and stuff your meat mix into the pepper. If you have some leftovers that won’t fit into the pepper that’s ok – the mix is delicious on its own!

(Note: Istuffed peppers 2 cook the pepper in a “meatloaf pan” – you know that silver, deep dish pan? Yea, this type of pan >>>)

Be sure to line the bottom of the pan with a little layer of water so your pepper doesn’t burn. Place the stuffed pepper in the pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Once 15 minutes have passed, sprinkle some shredded cheese on top of the pepper and return to the oven.

Voila dinner is served!

stuffed peppers 3

 

For more variety check out these 25 different Stuffed Pepper Recipes courtesy of Pinterest!

Post created by: Steph P.
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