Stuffed Red Peppers with Brown Rice and Turkey

by Sherri on July 17, 2014 · 10 comments · Clean Eating, Main Dishes, Simple Recipes


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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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Stuffed Red Peppers with Brown Rice and Turkey
 
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Ingredients
  • 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
  • ½ tsp of dried oregano
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste
  • Grated cheddar cheese (optional)
Directions
  1. Cook brown rice according to package directions, or using a rice cooker.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F.
  3. Cut the top of each bell pepper and remove seeds and whites.
  4. Trim bottom of bell peppers so they have a little flat surface to stand up on.
  5. Place cleaned out peppers in a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  6. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet, add the onion and garlic and saute for 5 minutes
  7. Add the ground turkey in the same skillet and brown.
  8. Add the tomatoes, dried spices and pepper.
  9. Mix well cook for an additional 4-5 minutes to blend.
  10. Add the cooked rice to the turkey mixture and blend together.
  11. Stuff the rice / turkey mixture into the cleaned out peppers so it's tightly packed into the pepper shell.
  12. Bake the peppers for 30 minutes
  13. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a little shredded cheddar cheese if you wish.
  14. If so, place them back in the oven and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

 

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

JES July 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm

These look really good! I love recipes using real food ~ what a concept isn’t is ;) Thanks for sharing! I found you at Mondays Musings :) I also wanted to invite you to our weekly link up ~ The Art of Home-Making Mondays if you would like to join in. Have a wonderful week!

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Julie V. July 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for sharing your recipe! I have pinned it and hope to make it soon. I love sauteed onions with garlic!

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cathy July 24, 2014 at 9:39 am

These look delicious-PINNED! Saying hello from creative ways link party!
Cathy

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Cynthia July 25, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Wow! My mouth is watering right now! And the bright red peppers really make for a stunning presentation. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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Paula J July 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm

Hi! I’m visiting from Serenity Saturday!
These look healthy and delicious…pinning :)

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Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine July 28, 2014 at 1:47 am

Sherri…wow….these look amazing! I am definitely going to make these this week for dinner. Thank you for sharing at Monday’s Musings. Will be sharing this with my readers.

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Sherri July 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thank you so much!

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Stephanie July 28, 2014 at 11:45 pm

Love stuffed peppers and these look delicious! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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Miz Helen July 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm

Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
Pinning your post!
Miz Helen

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