Stuffed Peppers

 photo DSC_0468_zps98817b0d.jpg

Seriously if you’re a fan of stuffed peppers and are trying to eat a little bit healthier these days you need to try this recipe. Lacks no flavor and really is a simple meal to make!

1 cup quinoa
6 bell peppers (I used three green, and used the filling for tacos later on)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 vidalia onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a cheddar blend)
Cayenne Pepper
Chili Powder
salt
pepper

 photo DSC_0469_zpsf40461eb.jpg

 photo DSC_0470_zps02a2535f.jpg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook quinoa in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmer for 15-17 minutes until all of the liquid is absorbed.

Cut the tops off of the bell peppers, remove the seeds and set aside in a baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Chop the tops of the peppers (will add to the meat mixture later).

Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large sauce pan and saute the garlic.

Add chopped onions and peppers. Saute 2-3 minutes.

Add the ground turkey, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper to the pan. Cook until the meat is browned.

Add the cooked quinoa to the meat mixture. Stir together.

Fill each pepper with the mixture. Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

After 25 minutes, top each pepper with italian cheese. Cook five more minutes (cheese will melt and begin to brown).

 photo DSC_0472_zpsa4b8bd2f.jpg

Tastes delicious with a Pinot Grigio or Cab!

 photo DSC_0475_zpsc8ec4699.jpg

Follow all things CC&C :ย Bloglovin / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter

Advertisements

4 comments

Thanks for commenting!! XOXO

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s