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 just 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 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. Pre-heat 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 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 on 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.

 

 

 

 

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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.
Healthy Southwestern Stuffed Green Peppers with Turkey
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
18 mins
 

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. I promise your family won’t be bored at the dinner table tonight.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Southwestern Stuffed Peppers, Stuffed Peppers
Servings: 6 People
Author: hmccallum
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
  1. 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.

  2. Pre-heat 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 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.

  4. Bake on 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

 

 

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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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