Sweet and Savory Stuffed Bell Peppers

Tonight I wanted something a little different, something with a pop. I am sick of the Mexican style stuffed peppers that everyone makes. I wanted something a little Sweet & Savory for a change. I taste tested along the way until I found what I believe to be the best combination of flavors.

Tonight was a night I didn’t really want to cook. It seems as of recent with the whirlwind of life, I often have days that I simply am not motivated. With that in mind, I knew I couldn’t skimp on dinner as I have a family to feed. So, while my son napped, I cooked the meat and stuffed the peppers. When he woke up we went for a long walk and came back and popped the peppers in the oven. My son thoroughly enjoys our long walks to the dog park to watch the puppies frolic in the park or to head into the woods on the walking trail and look at the water along the way. Today…we did both.

Anyway, while the peppers cooked, I used my wonderful rice maker. I love my rice maker as it does all the work for me and gets the rice perfect every time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground turkey (Beef or opt out for vegetarian)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 medium mushrooms, diced
  • 1 small parsnip, diced
  • 1 heaping cup bok choy, thinly chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • Garlic Oil (EVOO works as well)
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¾ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp honey
  • ¼ cup green salsa
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Large green peppers, sliced in half
  • Blue Cheese, Ranch or Sour Cream for topping (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a large skillet chop onion, mushrooms, parsnips, bok choy, and garlic.

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While the veggies begin to cook on medium heat and add the meat.

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Once meat is cooked and vegetables are tender, add in 1 cup of cheese.

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Wash and slice peppers lengthwise and place on a foil lined baking sheet.

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Use a spoon to fill in the crevasses that are hard to get.

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Pile high and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

IMG_4880After 15 minutes sprinkle with cheese (optional) and broil for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

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Serve with rice! Enjoy!

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