Turkey + Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers
I know, it sounds like such a trainer recipe: turkey and brown rice. But when you taste these nuggets of meal-in-one awesomeness you will just be glad that anything so yummy can be good for you, too!
If you told me I'd have THREE stuffed pepper recipes on the BB site, I would never have believed you.
My mama didn't make stuffed peppers often, and my culinary experiments started -- as most of ours do -- with the meals we ate often as kids. Still, I've discovered that stuffed peppers, when executed correctly, are not only ridiculously delicious and nutritious, they are the sort of dinner that little people gobble down.
A triple threat: yummy, good for you, and kid-friendly. The mama trifecta.
I set out to make this recipe alongside a giant batch of brown rice to prep us with easy sides for the week -- and I totally recommend batch cooking your rice or quinoa when you make this recipe so you can fill your peppers and have leftover starch for other dinners or easy lunches.
Ground turkey can get a bad rap for being a little tasteless, or even "funky," but I've found when you substitute it in saucy dishes like these flavourful peppers you barely notice the substitution and get to reap the super high protein, low calorie benefits. Of course, you could easily use beef, veal, pork, chicken or even your fave non-meat "ground meat" substitute.
I packed this recipe with extra veggies and you can customize it by grating/mincing in any mild vegetable that might lay dying in your crisper. It's truly a balanced meal in one, so feel free to slap it on a plate with a douse of sauce and call it an evening. Or serve with a green salad to make it company-worthy.