Stuffed Peppers With Ground Turkey

Ingredients

1 large onion, diced
1 tablespoon EVOO
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 slices fresh ripe tomatoes, 1 tomato diced and the other cut in 4, crosswise (used for
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ■ basil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion salt

Preparation

2
Cut the tops off the bell peppers and clean out the seeds.
3
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, put the peppers in, and boil for 5 minutes.
4
Remove the peppers carefully and place in a big baking dish that allows just enough room for all the peppers. Set aside.
5
In the meantime begin to prepare the stuffing; Put the onions in a skillet, drizzle with EVOO, and cook for 2 minutes before adding in the ground turkey.
6
Cook until the meat is browned and add in the rice; mix well and let it cook for another 2 minutes.
7
Add the diced tomatoes, salt, basil, cayenne pepper, and onion salt; allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
8
Remove the skillet from the stove and begin to stuff the peppers.
9
When finished, place a slice of tomato on top of each pepper to seal.
10
Put in the oven for 40 minutes.
11
Remove from the oven and let it cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.
12
If you’re feeling naughty, add a dollop of sour cream on top – YUM!

 



About

This is a very popular Balkan dish, but every country makes their own version. The Macedonian version of this dish is with 1/2 ground pork and 1/2 ground beef, but for the sake of saving some calories, I've used ground turkey instead. My mom would faint if she saw that I didn't use the traditional pork/beef stuffing.

Yield:

4 servings

Added:

Friday, December 3, 2010 - 7:46am

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