Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers
1 lb ground turkey 96% lean
3 medium bell peppers trimmed
1 cup fresh tomatoes chopped
1-2 seeded jalepenos fresh
1 cup Salsa
1 packet Taco seasoning low sodium
1/2 cup 2 % shredded mexican cheese
I have to admit that I am not a huge ground turkey lover. Typically, I would much rather just use extra lean ground beef…until I made these stuffed peppers! I have made stuffed peppers before, but this is the first time that I have used ground turkey in place of the beef. I have to say, I will stick with the ground turkey for this one! The Mexican flavors work very well with the ground turkey, leaving your tummy very happy:)
This is such a simple recipe, so anyone can make this:)
Gather all ingredients. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Spray a pan with cooking spray and add the ground turkey.
Cook on medium to high heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently to ensure all of the meat is thoroughly cooked and browned.
Add about 3/4 a packet of low sodium taco seasoning. You can choose your level of spice (mild, medium, hot). Add about 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa. Stir and sauté this for a few more minutes, making sure to mix well. Add a few drops of water if necessary.
While the meat is cooking, clean and cut the bell peppers. You can use any color you would like.
Place the bell peppers into an oven safe dish. Scoop the turkey meat into each pepper and then top with a sprinkle of Mexican blend cheese (2-3 tbsp).
Place the peppers in the oven and cook on 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
While the meat is cooking, clean and chop up about 1 cup of fresh tomatoes and 2 jalapenos. Add the vegetables to a separate pan and pour the remaining taco seasoning into the pan as well.
Saute the vegetables on medium to high heat for about 5 minutes, and then add 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa. Saute for another 2 minutes or so.
Plate the peppers with a side of the salsa and enjoy them together!