Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another little recipe!

I'm on a roll this week with trying new dinners! This time I tried the turkey stuffed bell peppers. Here's what you need to know:

Ingredients:
- 4 bell peppers
-olive oil
-1 package ground turkey (the recipe originally called for ground bison, which is great but hard to find)
-1 whole egg
-2 stalks celery, chopped
-1/4 onion, chopped
-1/2 cup marinara sauce (find one low in sodium and sugar)
-Pepper, oregano
-Mozarella cheese- optional (I didn't use it with my lactose intolerance!)

Directions:
1. Pre-heat oven to 350
2. Cut stems off bell peppers
3. Brush outside of each pepper with olive oil
4. Combine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix well
5. Stuff peppers with mixture evenly
6. Place peppers in baking dish wish a thin layer of water at the bottom
7. Cook for 40-45 minutes


The original recipe (I forgot where I saw this) said to cook for 20-25 minutes. After cooking for 20 minutes, I pulled one out and cut it in half, and it was no where near done. I ended up cutting them all in half because the peppers are thick, and I stuffed as much turkey in there as I could, so I wanted to make sure they cooked all the way through without burning on top. I stuck them back in for another 25 minutes until they were actually cooked through. They came out really good, B asked for the cheese on his next time which I'm sure will be great! (Jealous!) 

Today was leg day at the gym, and I am already sore so I know I worked hard! I always really push myself on leg day and love when I walk out of the gym and my legs are shaking. Do you need some new leg/glutes exercises? Check out the video I posted on my facebook page! Just click here! 

5 comments:

  1. Big hit at the office today b!

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  2. Just found your blog and fb page via Jamie Eason's fb page yesterday and I already made the stuffed peppers. Sooo good! Would you eat a half or whole pepper for a serving? Do you know the nutritional content? Great blog, I already recommended your recipes to my family! --Liz--

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  3. Thanks Liz! For the peppers it would just depend on how much ground turkey was in each.. I try to get about 25-30g of protein at every meal. I don't have the nutrition information because I don't really count calories unless I'm trying to cut down... you can use a website like livestrong.com or myfitnesspal.com to figure it out though :)

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  4. My sister told me to try using Poblano peppers next time...will have to try that. :)

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  5. you could always use the almond mozarella cheese you mentioned in the lasagna recipe!

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