The spicy sweet of of tender bell peppers roasted with olive oil and stuffed with a delicious nourishing mixture of ground turkey, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and cheese. This is high protein, complex carb meal that you will love.
Using the right combinations of spices and veggies with a nice lean protein and finishing with adding a lil’ cheese (always, cheese) and you don’t have to sacrifice flavors that are satisfying and bold when cooking healthful meals. And as a bonus, this is an easy dinner idea that’s quick enough for preparing during the week!
This recipe will serve 4 people (2 halves each) or you can double it if you need more leftovers! So basically, when your grocery store puts bell peppers on sale (because come on, we all jump on those sales) stock up! Enjoy!
|Ground Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers|| |
- 4 bell peppers, orange or red
- 2 TBS olive oil, divided
- 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1lb extra lean ground turkey
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 7 oz. crushed tomatoes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 3 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded.
- Preheat oven to 375F. Cut the peppers in half, remove the seeds and stem, and place, cut side up, on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
- Brush 1 TBS olive oil on top of the peppers and place them in the oven. Roast for 6-7 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
- Heat the rest of the olive oil in a large skillet, add the onions and garlic and cook until softened. Add the ground turkey and cook, breaking into small pieces with a spatula, until mostly cooked through (it's okay if some pink remains - you don't want to dry out the turkey)
- Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and then the crushed tomatoes. Let simmer for 6-7 minutes.
- Stuff the peppers with ground turkey mixture, sprinkle cheese on top and bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
Net Carb Count: Net carbs per serving is 22.5g, but keep in mind that the carbs in this recipe are “slow” carbs that come mostly from the tomato and bell pepper, so if you aren’t full Keto and are looking for complex/slow carbs that won’t spike your blood sugar, this recipe is perfect!
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