- Servings Per Recipe: 2
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories: 398.2
- Total Fat: 15.2 g
- Cholesterol: 94.2 mg
- Sodium: 495.5 mg
- Total Carbs: 36.0 g
- Dietary Fiber: 6.7 g
- Protein: 29.9 g
Schwinner's Stuffed PeppersSubmitted by: SCHWINNER!
IntroductionAdapted from a HungryGirl recipe and filled with fiber, protein, and veggies, these tasty things are all you need for dinner! Adapted from a HungryGirl recipe and filled with fiber, protein, and veggies, these tasty things are all you need for dinner!
2 large bell peppers (red is sweetest!)
1/2 lb. ground turkey
1/2 c. chopped onion
1.5 servings of brown rice (3/4 cup dry)
1/2 c. tomato sauce
1 slice pepper jack cheese
1 tsp. chili powder
While peppers are cooking, prepare brown rice as directed on package. Cook ground turkey in a shallow skillet, seasoning with as much spiciness as you like. Mix cooked rice, turkey, chopped onion, tomato sauce, and crumbled cheese in a medium mixing bowl.
Remove peppers from oven and fill with rice and turkey mixture, top with cheese if desired (not included in nutritional info), and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
One entire dinner - fiber, protein, and veggies - tucked in a nice little package!
Makes 2 servings, one whole pepper each.
(I had a little extra filling leftover for my boyfriend to take in a pita for lunch the next day!)
Number of Servings: 2
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SCHWINNER!.
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EXCELLENT!! I added 1 chopped tom, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp italian seasoning, 1 tsp garlic powder and a bit more tomato sauce. The red peppers are SO sweet and tender... it's a perfect combo. Also, I make a double batch and freeze half to have for a quick and easy meal later. DELICIOUS!! - 1/13/09
I just made these and they were a hit. I prefer my peppers a little more crisp so I didn't pre-bake them. I also cooked the onion with the ground turkey and added about 1.5T of minced garlic as well as some Italian seasoning. They were a bit dry though so next time I'll add more tomato sauce. - 8/4/09
The basics were here, but it really could have used some sort of extra tomato product and it was kind of bland. I doubled the tomato paste and added a whole ton of chile powder in, and I would definitely make them again that way. - 12/17/08
Reply from SCHWINNER! (1/13/09)
If you used tomato paste instead of tomato sauce, that could have been part of the issue.
Definitely will make this again. I used ground beef instead of turkey because that's what I had, and used shredded cheddar cheese instead of pepper jack. We have plenty leftover today for burritos as well as the two halves we were too full to eat yesterday after eating one half each. Yum! - 11/7/08
This is great! Very flavorful! It took almost no time to make and was so filling. I wasn't even able to eat a full serving! I'd found other stuffed pepper recipes which didn't fit into my allowed calories, but this one is great and I didn't have to worry about going over my calorie intake. - 10/31/08