Stuffed Bell Peppers

Sometimes I feel guilty for slathering butter and cheese all over my food. Sometimes I don’t. I really love fried food and cheese and anything that will make my arteries slower than normal for a 25 year old child (I'm still a child, get over it) but let’s get real, the world needs me to hang out for a while. I’m too good to just make an early exit. And I’m honest enough with myself to recognize that.

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But on the reals, this is a really good meal that will make you feel indulgent without actually being rude to your bodies!

Using lean ground turkey makes it healthy and light and the bell pepper gives it all such a good flavor. If you haven't done this before....Try it!

 Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey

Cracked Red Pepper

Italian Seasoning

Salt/Pepper

Rosemary

4 Cups Cooked Brown Rice, approximately

1 Can Tomato Sauce

1 Small Can Diced Green Chilies, optional

Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

6-8 Large Bell Peppers

Breaking up the ground turkey, brown it in a skillet over medium heat with all your spices. Once it is cooked thoroughly, combine it in a bowl with the cooked rice, chilies, and tomato sauce. If needed, kick up the spices. I can’t stand bland food so, I lean away from measuring and more pouring.

Slice the tops off of your bell peppers and scoop out any of the rind or seeds. Stuff them with the mixture and stand them right side up on a cookie sheet. Stuff them pretty good so that the bell pepper absorbs some of the flavorful goodness and vice-versa.

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Bake them at 375 for about 20 minutes. Make sure the bell pepper starts to look cooked. You’ll know because it will start to get just a little translucent and toasty looking. At that point, top each pepper of holiness with a little mozzarella cheese. Because, let's not be stupid and cut out cheese completely. Who would do that to themselves? That's called self-harm. People go to therapy for that kind of thing. 

Let the cheese melt for about 5 minutes and you are good to go!

Simple, easy and healthy! And most importantly, this is a super filling meal. Not some healthy meal designed for people who eat like birds or rabbits.  

Enjoy!