Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Stuffed turkey peppers with vegetables.

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 I promised you yesterday that I would share my recipe for turkey stuffed peppers today. I finally got to it :)

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-5-6 green peppers, appr. the same size
-1 pound ground turkey
-2 medium carrots
-1 cup frozen spinach (before de-frosting)
-1-1 1/3 cup brown rice (great way to use up leftovers)
-2 8 oz.cans tomato sauce
-2 TB sour cream
-2/3 TB white sugar
-1 TB vegetable oil
-1/2 tsp. dry parsley
-1/3 tsp onion powder
-1/3 tsp dry basil
-1 TB grated Parmesan
-salt to taste


1. Bring water in a big pot to boil.

2. Start cooking ground turkey in 1 TB vegetable oil on medium heat, stirring occasionally. While it's cooking, grate carrots. Then defrost spinach in the microwave and squeeze dry.

3. Cut tops from peppers and remove seeds and ribs. I want to give you a disclaimer: if you use peppers of other colors, you can avoid the next step, just increase cooking time for another ten minutes or so. I prefer to use green because they are cheaper but still taste great in this recipe.

4. Blanch peppers for about 3-5 minutes in boiling water, then drain in a colander and let cool:

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5. When meat is almost done, add a half of grated carrots and spices. Cut until carrots are soft, then add rice, parmesan and half of a can of tomato sauce and heat through on low, stirring constantly (be careful not to burn!):

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6.In a separate bowl mix leftover tomato sauce, carrots, sour cream and sugar with a little water, then pour it on the the bottom of the big pot (I just reuse the one I used for blanching to avoid washing more dishes :). Stuff the bell peppers with rice filling all the way to the top.

7. Place peppers in the pot, add enough water to be about 1/2 inch away from the top, and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes. It will result in soft and delicious peppers!

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Sprinkle with some grated parmesan before serving. Enjoy!

I shared this recipe with these awesome parties:
The Shabby Nest 
Blissful and Domestic
I should be mopping the floor
Marvelous Mondays
The Sunday Showcase by Stephanie Lynn  
Homemaker on a Dime 
Uncommon Designs 
Not just a Housewife 
Ginger Snap Crafts 
The Real Housewives of Riverton 
Carole's Chatter 


  1. Yum! Those look delicious!! I'd use coloured peppers though.. they're soo good and richer in Vit.C.

    1. They are! But they are $1.68 each here (just checked today) when green ones are only about 50c (so not in the books for us for now...insert sigh here). And in this recipe they turn really soft and yummy!

  2. Looks delicious Lena~ I love Stuffed Peppers! I will need to try your recipe the next time I make them:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    1. I love stuffed peppers too and I'm always looking for ways to improve them :) Let me knwo how you liked it!

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    1. They tasted pretty good too ;) Now I want to make them again :)

  4. Lena, I have stuffed pepper but didn't think of blanching them first - I will give that a try next time. cheers

    1. It just makes them softer. I like it better this way!

  5. I agree that colored peppers are much more expensive.. though we can't get green peppers for 50c. We used to, but now they're about $0.99, and colored ones go on sale between $1.25~$1.50/ea. I've never had or tried stuffed peppers. I wonder if it could be done without the rice?

    1. Absolutely! I would bump the amount of veggies and use less peppers (maybe, four ?)

  6. That looks yummy! The only stuffed peppers I have eaten have been from restaurants and really too spicy for me. But yours looks like all ingredients that I love.

    1. Marti, these are not spicy at all! I'm not a great fan of too much spice in them either.

  7. These look absolutely yummy! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE stuffed peppers! Thanks for the recipe!!

  8. Stuffed peppers are beyond yummy and yours look so yummy ! x

  9. Hi Lena, Your peppers look so delicious ... They would be a wonderful lunch to prepare for an outing of a picnic! Iøm visiting from Julie's Marvellous Monday's,

  10. Those look really good! Thanks for sharing them at Monday Funday!


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