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Healthy Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers



Ingredients:

* 1 lb ground turkey (browned with garlic and pepper)

* 4 large bell peppers (Remove top, ribs and seeds)

* 2 cups cooked brown rice

* 1 cup of fat-free shredded cheese

* 1 tsp olive oil

* 1 red onion (chopped)

* 1/2 cup mushrooms

* 2 tbsp garlic

* 1 cup tomato sauce

* 1 can beans (black or kidney)

* 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro (optional)

* Jalapeno (optional)

* Black pepper

* 2 tbsp Sriracha sauce (optional)


Directions:

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Place the peppers in the boiling water and cook

briefly, just until peppers are a little soft. Remove peppers from the water and

place them on a plate lined with a paper towel, upside down so the water can

drain out.

- Brown ground turkey with 1 tbsp of garlic and pepper. (Drain any excess liquid)

- In a large skillet heat olive oil and sauté onion, garlic and mushrooms.

- Add tomato sauce, beans, jalapeños, black pepper. Cook for 5 mins.

- Add rice, cilantro and pepper to mixture.

- Prepare a small baking pan with a light coating of nonstick spray. Place each of the

peppers up on the pan. Stuff each paper with the mixture.

- Add cheese to the top of the peppers.

- Bake for 20 mins.


Side dish: Sauté spinach in a tbsp of olive oil with garlic and pepper for 3 mins. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar.




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