TURKEY STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

 

(yields 5 servings or peppers)

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS

 

5 medium bell peppers (any color)

 

2 teaspoons olive oil

 

1-1/4 pounds extra lean ground turkey (99%)

 

1 large onion, chopped

 

1 garlic clove, minced

 

2 teaspoons ground cumin

 

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

 

1/2 teaspoon salt

 

1/2 teaspoon pepper

 

2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped

 

1-3/4 cups shredded cheddar

 

1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

 

1/4 teaspoon paprika

 

 

 

PROCEDURE:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 325°Cut peppers lengthwise in half; removing the ribs and seeds. Place in a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add raw turkey, onion, garlic and seasonings over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  3. Decrease heat to low, allowing mixture to cool slightly. Stir in tomatoes, cheese and bread crumbs.
  4. Fill pepper halves with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and bake, uncovered, until heated through and peppers are tender, 20-25 minutes.
  5. Enjoy!