Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

Hello friends!! Just dropping in really quick to give you the recipe I promised!!!
Things are busy here as my sweet sisters wedding is drawing near! #excited. but I plan to get you updated on us very soon! 

In the meantime, let's cook....... 


1lb. lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup corn, drained
1 tbsp. taco seasoning
4 large bell peppers, rinsed, halved and seeded
1-2 cups shredded cheese, I used colby jack
2 tbsp. olive oil

Serves: 4-6...depending on how much you eat ;)

you can use whichever color pepper you prefer. 
I chose orange and yellow because I think they taste better than the green and red ones....
is that just in my head? 
does each color really have a different flavor? 
who knows. 

de-seed, un-seed...seed?? however you say that, just take those ol' seeds out along with the stem and some of that white membrane. 

Now put your scrumptious looking peppers in a baking dish and drizzle 1 tbsp of olive oil over them.
place in a 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.

meanwhile, put the remaining tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet and heat.
add onions and saute 3-4 minutes

add your ground turkey and cook until well done, stirring/breaking up the meat as it cooks

once the turkey is cooked all the way through, drain any excess fat

add the taco seasoning...
which, btw is super easy to make and so much better for you than the packets. 
#chilipowder #cumin #onionpowder #garlicsalt
.....can you hashtag in a blog?? 

now the beans and corn

get the stuff with less won't miss it.
oh, and you won't need the whole cans! only 1 cup of each.

 and if you want to add a little extra cheese in the mix, I won't tell ;)

sometime during this process, your peppers will most-likely have been taken out of the oven.
 They should look a little wilted around the edges and will be full of water and oil, and juicy deliciousness. just dump the liquids into the pan they are sitting in.

now start stuffing

as you can see, they are overstuffed! 
that's how you want them. 
now top with as much cheese as you desire. 

once you've gotten over your little guilt trip about how much cheese you just used, 
place under the broiler for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

enjoy with a dollop of daisy and some hot sauce :) I served mine with spanish rice and salad 

Hope you enjoy! 

oh and fyi, these peppers are super low carb and packed with protein! 

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