Nicole here!!! Its been several years now that I've gone the extra mile to eat, fresh, healthy meals. Believe me NOT always!...ask anyone that knows me well and they will tell you I love, I mean LOVE sugar! In my perfect calorie free world I would eat sugar for breakfast, lunch, all recommended daily snacks, and dinner! lol I will share some of my favorites in future posts! Promise! Today I wanted to share one of my healthier recipes, STUFFED TURKEY (or quinoa for all the vegetarians out there!) BELL PEPPERS! Enjoy!
Stuffed (turkey or quinoa) Bell Peppers // Makes 6 Peppers
1 large onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
4 medium to large tomatoes, diced
1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1/4 cups water
1 cup sharp cheddar, grated
6 medium to large peppers, ribs removed
1 zucchini, diced
Handful or cilantro, minced
1/4 cup of feta cheese
Garlic salt and pepper
Heat oil saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion, celery, and jalapeno for about 5 minutes, until soft, then add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Stir in tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes until most of the liquid is evaporated. Add zucchini.
Stir in black beans, (if using quinoa), and 1/4 cups water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 20 minutes or until quinoa is ready. In a separate medium saucepan heat olive oil, add turkey, and season with garlic salt and pepper. Remove turkey from heat when almost fully cooked. Add turkey to mixture, stir in feta cheese, and add cilantro.
Preheat over to 350 degrees F pour reserved liquid from tomatoes in the bottom of your baking dish.
Fill bottom of peppers with a pinch of grated cheese, then mixture and place in baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. If desired take peppers out 10 minutes before done and top off with additional grated cheese! I love cheese so I stack it on! ENJOY!