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Stuffed Bell Peppers For Dinner!

My house is a disaster of epic proportions. The Guy moved in this weekend and we closed up his old apartment on Sunday. For the last couple of months, I've been weeding through our stuff and making room while we slowly moved things over and stored them at our house.

Then the day finally came to make the big move and get all the furniture out. Everything was done in a weekend and now we're swimming in stuffs. Lots of stuffs. So much I'm overwhelmed every time I go home. But I'm making my way through the muck and taking on one box at a time.

Oddly, I'm in a cooking mode. Even though we have lots of utensil and pots and other kitchen things in boxes all around the kitchen and garage, I'm itching to cook. So I pulled up the chili recipe my guys love and found another recipe I wanted to try: stuff peppers. Last night I made the peppers and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

The ingredients from Skinny Taste:

For the filling:

  • 1/2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
  • 3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cups frozen corn
  • 1 hot pickled serrano pepper, chopped (or jalepeño) more to taste
  • 1 large diced tomato
  • 1 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • kosher salt to taste

For the peppers:

  • 3 red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium, fat free chicken broth
  • 9 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Sargento Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped scallions, for garnish

I used all the ingredients except the pickled serrano pepper.The majority of my household does not like spicy so I cut it out and just upped the cumin, added some paprika and chili powder. That was more than enough flavor for my guys.

I also cheated. I did not measure a single damn thing. I used the whole package of turkey meat, the whole can of beans and the whole package of corn. I couldn't find my measuring equipment so I just dumped the whole thing together and decided anything extra would just be for lettuce wrap filling or some other off-the-top-of-my-head concoctions.

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It came out great! Because I only made 4 stuffed peppers rather than the full 6, it cut my cooking time down.

The only beef I had is that even with the added seasonings, it comes out mild in the flavor department. Now this is not a new issue. I make a lot of meals based on the Skinny Taste recipes I find and many of them need a boost in flavor probably because they are made to be low sodium and low in calories/fat. Healthy food, you see. So that's my one complaint. Otherwise, the guys all liked it!

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9 comments:

L00py_T0ucan wrote 24 months ago:
Thanks for posting. Nomz! :D
JosieGirl1976 wrote 24 months ago:
I need to try this. Looks yummy!
justtodayjen333 wrote 24 months ago:
You know, I've never been a fan of stuffed peppers, but these look delish. Might just try em!:)
gjulie wrote 24 months ago:
Oh this looks fab I love peppers unfortunately Im allergic! Im so jelous!
nikig7 wrote 24 months ago:
I was looking for a recipe for stuffed peppers for guests coming over this weekend! I've never tried them so hoping for the best! THanks!!!
lilsusie wrote 24 months ago:
looks yummy to me can't wait to fix them. Just me at home so will freeze thanks
Kekibird wrote 24 months ago:
Made these Tuesday night and by Wednesday they were gone! My selective eater for a son loved them too! I'll have to make them again. And if you make extra stuffing it's a great taco filler for another night!
nyboer wrote 24 months ago:
Looks awesome - can't wait to make it this weekend. :)
Kekibird wrote 24 months ago:
Yesterday night we used the leftover stuffing to make turkey tacos. So tasty! It's work making the extra so you can turn one night of cooking into at least 2-3 meals.

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