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Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Siera Capesius, B.Sc. Human Nutrition, Dietetics - www.sierafit.com

This is a high protein meal that is great for a family at home dinner.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey Breast
  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 1/4 cup Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Sauce
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 large bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese


Directions:

  1. Add olive oil to a large pan over medium high heat. Sauté onions and garlic.
  2. Add ground turkey, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook until brown.
  3. Add cooked quinoa, tomato sauce, 1 cup of chicken broth, and chopped cilantro. Stir well and cover the pan. Let simmer over low/medium heat for 5 minutes.
  4. While the mixture simmers, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and slice the bell peppers in half. Remove the seeds and membranes inside.
  5. Put bell peppers halves into an oven dish. Fill each half with as much turkey-quinoa filling as you can. Pour remaining chicken broth into the baking dish and cover tightly with foil.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the foil, sprinkle each bell pepper with shredded cheese and bake another 5 minutes. Enjoy!
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