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low (slow) carb ground turkey stuffed bell peppers - high protein, 30g per serving. Easy dinner idea!

Ground Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers


  • Author: Erin Browne
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 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.

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. Add chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and then the crushed tomatoes. Let simmer for 6-7 minutes.
  5. Stuff the peppers with ground turkey mixture, sprinkle cheese on top and bake for about 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
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