I saw a picture of what looked like a DELICIOUS stuffed pepper, and decided I would try to make my own.
- 3 big red peppers (or 6 small)
- 2 cups brown rice
- 2 cans corn
- 1 can black beans
- 2 cans diced tomatoes with juice – I like Rotel … it’s a bit spicy!
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 red onion
- Mexican cheese, shredded
- 1-1.5 lbs lean ground turkey
- Spices – chili powder, oregano, salt, pepper
First I cooked the turkey in a big pan. At the same time I boiled my rice. When the turkey was done I added the corn (drained), onion, garlic, and beans (drained and rinsed). I let those stew for about 5 minutes before adding the rice, tomatoes, and spices. I just eyeballed my spices, so if you like your food bland, don’t add as much spice… Or if you like spicy, put more chili powder. It’s your food 🙂
I let the mixture cook for 10 minutes. In the meantime, I cut my peppers in half and gutted them. I microwaved them in a dish with water for a few minutes to soften them up.
Once done, I set the peppers in a glass baking dish and generously spooned the finished mixture from the pan into the shells. I topped them off with the Mexican cheese and put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
They were perfect!! It was delicious. I ate the leftover mixture on bean chips with guacamole and salsa and it was also super good. This is a meal you definitely should try, as it’s pretty darn healthy!