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Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Monterey Jack cheese. I promise your family won’t be bored at the dinner table tonight.

 

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Monterey Jack cheese. I promise your family won't be bored at the dinner table tonight.These Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are not only more healthy than the average beef or sausage stuffed peppers, but they are also packed with a flavorful punch guaranteed not to bore your dinner guests.

 

I love a good old-fashioned stuffed pepper, don’t get me wrong, but sometimes I want something a little more unique, and these peppers are all about being unique and tasty at the same time. Totally a win-win situation if you ask my opinion. ( I know your thinking. I didn’t ask your dang opinion! ) 

 

The recipe is super simple and easy to make, and the cooking time is minimal, just 3 minutes to steam the peppers and about 15 minutes to bake them…

 

 

 

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey

  • 3 Green peppers halved, cleaned, and seeded
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup black beans
  • 1/2 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Kosher Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup favorite salsa + more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon oil

 

 

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and sauté until the onion is translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add the spices and stir to combine. Add the ground turkey meat and cook, stirring, until browned. Add the tomato, black beans, corn, cilantro, and rice. Remove mixture from heat and set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  3. Place the clean green peppers that have had all seeds removed and have been halved in a large steamer to steam for 3 minutes or, if desired, longer. Remove with metal tongs and fill with meat and rice mixture. Place in oven-safe baking dish. Top each one with salsa and cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

 

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Monterey Jack cheese. I promise your family won't be bored at the dinner table tonight.

 

 

 

 

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Monterey Jack cheese. I promise your family won't be bored at the dinner table tonight.

Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey

hmccallum
Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Vermonter Jack cheese.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 People
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 large Green Peppers halved  cleaned and seeded
  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tomato chopped
  • cup Frozen Corn thawed
  • cup Black Beans
  • ½ cup Cooked Rice
  • ½ teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • Kosher Salt to own taste
  • Black Pepper to own taste
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • cup Shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • cup Salsa your brand
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and saute until onion is translucent about 2-3 minutes. Add the spices and stir to combine. Add the ground turkey meat and cook, stirring, until browned. Add the tomato, black beans, corn, cilantro, and rice. Remove mixture from heat and set aside.

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Place the clean green peppers that have had all seeds removed and have been halved, in a large steamer to steam 3-4 minutes or if desired a little longer. Remove the green peppers with metal tongs and fill with the meat and rice mixture. Place in oven-safe baking dish. Top each one with salsa and cheese.
  • Bake on 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

Notes

Although themccallumsshamrockpatch.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and how ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will themccallumsshamrockpatch.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting from your reliance on nutritional information.
 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 24gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 561mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 674IUVitamin C: 71mgCalcium: 125mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Peppers
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Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey are healthy and deliciously different. Made with ground turkey, rice, black beans, tomatoes, corn, cilantro and topped with fresh salsa and Monterey Jack cheese. I promise your family won't be bored at the dinner table tonight.

 

 

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18 Comments

  • Reply
    savoryexperiments
    August 9, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Oh these look fabulously cheesy! I wanted to make stuffed peppers this week, so your read my mind!

  • Reply
    auntbeesrecipes
    August 8, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I had to pop back over to get the ingredients list for your Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers! Can’t wait to make these!

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