Friday, February 3, 2012

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers

It had been a while since I'd made stuffed peppers and these turned out great! I made them fairly healthy by using ground turkey and quinoa for the primary filler. I know some people are turned off by using ground turkey, but I really think you should give it a try! For those of you who are gluten sensitive, this recipe is also gluten free!

Mexican Style Stuffed Peppers
Time: 1hr 10min Cook and Prep
Servings: 6 peppers

- 1/2c Quinoa (You can cook it in chicken broth to make it more flavorful)
- 4 Peppers, Halved
- 1/3c Green Onion
- 1/2 Onion
- 2-3 Celery
- 1c of Cheese, I used cheddar (Optional)
- 1lb Ground Turkey
- 1/4-1/2tsp Garlic Powder ( You can use a few cloves of finely chopped garlic too)
- 1/4tsp Mexican Oregano
- 1/2tsp Cumin
- 1/2tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4tsp Chipotle Powder
- Salt (To taste)
- 1/4tsp Pepper
- 1 1/2-2c of Pace Picante ( Or whatever salsa you prefer)
- Jalapeno and Cilantro (Optional)

  1.  Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cook your quinoa and set aside.  For 1/2c of quinoa, I used about 1 1/4- 1 1/2c of water.   (Bring water to boil, add quinoa, let it cook for a min or two, bring heat to low and keep covered for about 10-15mins.)
  3.  Chop your vegetables and halve your peppers lengthwise and remove ribs and seeds.
  4. Add some oil to a medium heated pan and add the onion and celery. Once they start becoming a little translucent, add your turkey.
  5. Add your spices, salsa, and continue to let it cook on low for a few more minutes.
  6. Foil your pan and drizzle a little olive oil prior to placing your peppers down.
  7. Fill your peppers with qunioa and then top with turkey mixture. You can mix the quinoa into the turkey it you want as well. Bake for 30-45mins.
  8. Top each pepper with cheese during the last 10-15mins of cook time.
 It's official, I really am an awesome wife haha! My husband brought this back for me from his last work trip.

Hope you all have a joyful Friday. If you're snowed in this weekend, have fun snuggling up and watching a movie! If you're lucky enough to have some sunshine, go enjoy the outdoors!


Jean said...

your hubster is very very sweet! I am going to show that post to my hon bear and see what kind of expression pops on his face! ha! I am going to make these stuffed peppers!

Eat. Love. and Be Merry. said...

Hope they like it! I loved it, especially the day after.