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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Recipe: Broken Down Stuffed Pepper

Stuffed peppers are delicious, but prepping the peppers can be time consuming.  Plus, once you eat the pepper, you just end up digging in and destroying the pepper anyway! Since the stuffed pepper usually becomes a jumbled mess when eating, why not just make it a jumbled mess to begin with?

This quick and easy take on a stuffed pepper is a one-pot meal, makes enough for two or four people, and there will be plenty of leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day!

Broken Down Stuffed Pepper

-1 onion, diced
-2 teaspoons of minced garlic
-1.5 to 2lbs of lean ground turkey meat (or protein of choice)
-1 red pepper, diced
-1 green pepper, diced
-1 zucchini, diced
-1 12oz. can of diced tomatoes (or you can toss in some chopped tomoatoes or leftover tomato sauce if you have some)
-1 8oz. package mushrooms, chopped
-1 bunch spinach leaves, chopped
-Sprinkle of salt, pepper, and parsley
-Olive oil

Heat a large skillet with a drizzle of olive oil.  Sautee the onions and garlic for a couple of minutes.  Add in the turkey meat and cook for a few minutes to sear the turkey meat.  Make sure you keep stirring and chopping at the turkey meat so it breaks up and does not clump together.  Season with a little salt and pepper.

Once the turkey has had a few minutes to sear, toss in the red and green peppers and zucchini.  Then, add the diced tomatoes and simmer with a lid on for about 10 minutes, or until the tomatoes begin to reduce and create a little bit of a sauce.

Then, toss in the mushrooms and spinach and cook for a few more minutes.  If needed, you can add a sprinkle more of salt and pepper.  Serve hot with a sprinkle of parsley on top. Enjoy!

In a rush? You can throw all of the ingredients into a crock pot in the morning and have a tasty meal when you return in the evening! 

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