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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 296.2
  • Total Fat: 8.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 998.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 30.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 24.4 g

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Submitted by: KS76017
Stuffed Bell Peppers

Introduction

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch. This stuffed bell pepper recipe is really delicious! You can use red bell peppers if you like that flavor better. It incorporates your protein, starch, and veggies in one neat package! Brown rice is used for an added nutritional punch.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    4 large green bell peppers
    1 cup of cooked brown rice
    1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
    2 garlic cloves
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 can diced tomatoes (with italian seasoning is better)
    tomato sauce - enough to cover the bottom of a casserole dish
    2 tbsp canola oil
    salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place in a casserole dish - the bottom of the dish should be covered with a thin layer of tomato sauce.
In a pan, add canola oil and sautee the onions until translucent (5-7 minutes). Add minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the ground turkey and brown.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked ground turkey, brown rice, and diced tomatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Scoop mixture into each bell pepper half.

Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. If desired, uncover, sprinkle mozzarella cheese on top, and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KS76017.






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  • Incredible!
    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Easy to make. I like spicy food so I choose a can of dice tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and used a spicy mexican style tomato sauce. Will make this again & again. - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
    Very good! and easy to make I cooked longer so the peppers would be softer! - 3/31/08

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  • Incredible!
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    We love them. However, in place of turkey, I grilled a couple of chicken breasts and diced them up. - 5/12/08

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!!! The filling could be cut in half and you'd still have plenty, but I liked being able to freeze the surplus for a future meal. I'll either use that in peppers again, or as a tortilla/lettuce wrap, in bread bowls, or ??? It was so good! - 4/8/08

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I tried this recipe and was a hit! Not only did my boyfriend enjoy it with me, but my roommates couldn't resist a taster as well! We like things a little spicier around here, so I cooked the turkey meat with some taco seasoning (20 cals for the packet)! Great flavour!! - 8/3/08

    Reply from KS76017 (8/11/08)
    what a great idea to add taco seasoning! good call!


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  • Incredible!
    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely delicious! We chopped up more onions to include and also added some mushrooms and a cup of spinach (it wilted and mixed well into the mix) and it was awesome! Will make again for sure! - 12/5/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I used red peppers (on sale this week) and they turned out really well. Added a little bit of dried red pepper to spice them up. Can't wait for left-overs in a few days! - 3/9/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I made this tonight with red bell peppers. I added some italian seasoning. My husband and I both thought it was delicious, and I think it will become a regular in our household :) I had enough of the filling for another meal. I think I will add black beans and serve it later in the week. - 11/4/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used a mix of red, yellow and orange peppers. I added crushed red pepper in the stuffing mix then in the tomato sauce for the bottom of the pan, I added cayenne pepper. Also I poured some of the sauce on top of the stuffed peppers. Nice and spicy, but still can taste the other flavors. - 10/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I love stuffed peppers, & I really liked this healthier version of my usual recipe. Added a little bit of oregano to the mix & topped with more tomato sauce & shredded mozzarella cheese. - 2/11/09

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    It was great I added a diced jalapeno into the rice and instead of tomato sauce I use enchilada sauce. it was fantastic .Thanks - 2/4/11

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Wanted to use homegrown peppers before they went soft, so I tried this recipe. Used ground (white) chicken because I didn't have turkey. Added Worcestershire sauce for a little spice. Will make again! - 9/26/12

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and it was delicious! I added mushrooms to the mix and used tomatoe sauce instead of diced tomatoes and just added italian seasonings to it. I also parboil my peppers before I fill and bake, just seems to give a better texture that my family likes. - 8/27/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    THis was great. I substituted ground turkey sausage and used plain diced tomatoes with no spices. Also used no salt tomato sauce. My husband loved it! - 3/13/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The whole family (including a 5-year-old) loved this one. I only made 4 halves worth and saved the rest of the meat mixture to serve with cheese over nachos tonight! - 1/15/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My mixture made enough for a whole other meal, so I freezed it for later. I think next time I'm going to add some of the tomato sauce to each pepper to give it a bit more tomato taste. Yum! - 2/2/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I tried this with cooked barley rather than rice and it was still yummy. Thanks for the recipe! - 11/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    You can steam the peppers before filling them to make them more tender. I also switch it up sometimes using italian seasoned tomatoes or mexican seasoned using rotelle and adding black beans. Its always a hit. Yellow or red peppers are also good and not as strong as green ones. - 10/25/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Next time I think I'll add a little more spice to make up for the lack of flavor in the ground turkey/lean ground beef mixture I used. But besides that, delicious & EASY! - 10/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    So Good! - 9/2/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was so good and easy... my family thought is was great too. My seven year old said it was the best thing I've ever made! - 1/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Definitely a keeper! A hit with the whole family. Clear instructions and simple to make! - 12/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    My daughter, who hates green peppers, loves this recipe and can't wait to make it herself. - 10/1/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    very good. I made this tonight and it is a keeper. - 8/25/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this today. It was good. I added a few crushed chiles for a little extra zip. I always forget how lean ground turkey is until I fry it up. - 8/10/08

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