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Stuffed Red Peppers with Brown Rice and Turkey

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Stuffed Red Peppers with Brown Rice and Turkey4

This is another clean eating recipe that I love! I’m sure I have said it before but clean eating does not have to be boring. Using ANY veggies and lean meats along with spices and my all time favorite…sauteed onions and garlic, the flavors you can create are fabulous!

These Stuffed Red Peppers are just another wonderful clean meal for you to try.

I actually could have used 5 red peppers but I just ate the left over stuffing for lunch. Yum!

red peppers

INGREDIENTS – Makes 4 large stuffed red peppers

1 cup long-grain brown rice

4 large red bell peppers, bottom trimmed, cap cut off and seeds removed

1 large onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic

2 TBSP coconut oil

1 lb of 99% fat free Ground turkey meat

2 medium sized fresh tomatoes, diced

2-3 tsp of dried basil

1/2 tsp of dried oregano

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

pepper to taste

Grated cheddar cheese (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Cook brown rice according to package directions, or using a rice cooker.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Cut the top of each bell pepper and remove seeds and whites.

Trim bottom of bell peppers so they have a little flat surface to stand up on.

trim off bottoms

Place cleaned out peppers in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.

cleaned out peppers

Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes

sauting onions

Add the ground turkey in the same skillet and brown.

Add the tomatoes, dried spices and pepper.

Mix well cook for an additional 4-5 minutes to blend.

brown turkey add tomatoes

Add the cooked rice to the turkey mixture and blend together.

mix in rice

Stuff the rice / turkey mixture into the cleaned out peppers so it’s tightly packed into the pepper shell.

stuff the peppers

Bake the peppers for 30 minutes

Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little shredded cheddar cheese if you wish.

If so, place them back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

ENJOY!!

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