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Stuffed Red Peppers with Brown Rice and Turkey

These Stuffed Red Peppers are an easy, healthy meal full of flavor. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 329kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 4 large red bell peppers bottom trimmed, cap cut off and seeds removed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1 lb of 99% fat free Ground turkey meat
  • 2 medium sized fresh tomatoes diced
  • 2-3 tsp of dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste
  • Grated cheddar cheese optional

Instructions

  • Cook brown rice according to package directions, or using a rice cooker.
  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Cut the top of each bell pepper and remove seeds and whites.
  • Trim bottom of bell peppers so they have a little flat surface to stand up on.
  • Place cleaned out peppers in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes
  • Add the ground turkey in the same skillet and brown.
  • Add the tomatoes, dried spices and pepper.
  • Mix well cook for an additional 4-5 minutes to blend.
  • Add the cooked rice and parmesan cheese to the turkey mixture and blend together.
  • Stuff the rice / turkey mixture into the cleaned out peppers so it's tightly packed into the pepper shell.
  • Bake the peppers for 30 minutes
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little shredded cheddar cheese if you wish.
  • If so, place them back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Notes

Nutritional information does not include cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 67mg | Sodium: 165mg | Potassium: 801mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4320IU | Vitamin C: 162.9mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 2.2mg