Turkey Stuffed Green Bell Peppers (recipe)

If you live in Texas, you might be familiar with HEB's new line of boxed meal kits. I picked up a couple over the weekend because I didn't have a handle on this week's meal planning. One of them was Turkey Stuffed Green Bell Peppers and it was a hit and SO easy to make. It's so easy, I probably won't buy the kit again and just make it myself. It was so much of a hit my daughter asked for seconds and she has never asked for seconds before - she cleaned her plate TWICE! I feel a little dumb for spending $18 bucks on it but it did save me a lot of time and brain space. So, here's a hack recipe I came up with.

 

Turkey Stuffed Green Bell Peppers - Serves 2 plus 1 toddler with extra filling

Ingredients

  • 2 large shallots
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 cup of cooked brown or white rice
  • 1/4 c of water or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of ranchero seasoning
  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 1/4 c shredded colby cheese
  • Frozen bag of your favorite veggies

Directions

Preheat over to 400 degrees. Filling mixture: Dice shallots, garlic and jalapeno. Saute shallots and garlic and some jalapeno (to taste) in a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of oil. Once shallots are translucent add the ground turkey and brown. Add 1/2 tablespoon of ranchero seasonging. Then add the cooked rice and 1/4 of water or chicken broth. Cook until water has mostly evaporated. Salt and pepper to taste.

Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly grease. Cut bell peppers in half and scoop out seeds. Stuff peppers with filling mixture and top with cheese. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve along side your favorite veggie mix. Garnish with fresh jalapeno. I gave my daughter the filling only because she's not a big pepper fan.

You'll have lots of filling leftover. Try it with a baked sweet potato!