Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Stuff Some Peppers

Almost Ready To Bake
I got a buy on multicolored bell peppers last week and decided to stuff 4 of them... I usually use ground beef or lamb, but this time decided to use ground turkey..they were great..enough for dinner and lunch the next day.

4 large bell peppers( any color), tops cut off and cleaned of seeds and membrane
1 Tbl olive oil
1 lb ground turkey ( or beef or lamb)
1/2 cup raw rice
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
8 ounces tomato sauce
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper ( or more if you like spicy)
1 medium onion, diced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic
1 cup chopped parsley

Saute the onion and turkey in the olive oil until the onion softens and the turkey looks almost cooked.  Add the rest of the ingredients off the heat and combine thoroughly. Divide the mixture into the 4 peppers and cover and bake for 1 hour at 350F.  Uncover and bake 15 more minutes.
Note:  If you want the peppers a little saucy. combine a can of diced tomatoes, 2 minced garlic cloves, a little paprika, salt, and pepper and pour over the peppers before baking.


  1. These freeze well for future quick dinners.
    I fix them and freeze in the summer when peppers really inexpensive.