I came up with the idea for this recipe where I come up with most of my great ideas–the shower. We had just cooked a huge batch of chili for a football party and I was brainstorming (with myself) creative ways to finish the leftovers.
You know I’m all about quick and healthy weeknight recipes, so I decided to re-purpose the chili and some fresh ground turkey into a Monday night meal. Think of this stuffed pepper recipe as a blank canvas for a healthy weeknight dinner. If you have leftover chili, you can literally just add a few scoops to a hollow bell pepper and top it off with some cheese and scallions. Boom. Gluten-free goodness in 30 minutes flat. Find the recipe for ground turkey stuffed peppers, below.
- 6 large bell peppers, any color
- 2 cups wild rice or quinoa, cooked
- 1 lb. 93% Lean ground turkey
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Scallions for garnish