Week 44: Chiptole Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers
There is nothing more satisfying on a cold fall day then something warm and filling for lunch. This next recipe is the perfect meal for lunch or dinner on a day like today. Prepare yourself for a flavor explosion. These stuffed bell peppers taste like a chipotle burrito bowl without the guilt. Yes, I know chipotle doesn’t have a turkey option, but the flavor still matches the fresh ingredients found on chipotle’s line.

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

.6 lb ground turkey
3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cups frozen corn
1 large diced tomato
1 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp chopped onion
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp cayenne pepper
3 bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
9 tbsp shredded cheese
1 tbsp chopped scallions, for garnish

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

In a large skillet brown the turkey, then add onion, garlic, black beans, diced tomatoes, cumin and cayenne pepper. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes. Remove lid, add corn and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until all the liquid reduces.

Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and stem.

Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with a little more than 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 45 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.

Remove foil, top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of cheese and bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes. Top with scallions and serve warm.

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers


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