Turkey, Quinoa, & White Bean Stuffed Peppers

We’re possibly getting two feet of snow tomorrow, so today was the perfect day to prepare some good food!  I’ve been wanting to make stuffed peppers for a while and this seemed like a good combination.  They were also SO easy and quick to put together.  I found that using an ice cream scoop to stuff the peppers worked really well!

Ingredients

1lb Ground turkey (I used 93% lean)
1 cup quinoa, cooked
2 cups chicken broth *
1 cup 50/50 spring mix or spinach, finely chopped
1 can great northern beans, rinsed
1 can petite diced tomatoes reduced sodium, drained
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp garlic, minced
3 bell peppers, rinsed and halved
1/2 cup shredded cheese
Optional: 1 packet Mrs. Dash Taco Seasoning
* I always use chicken broth to cook quinoa, but water can be used

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.  Boil chicken broth (or water) in a small pot.  Once boiling add quinoa.  Simmer for about 10 minutes.  Sautée onions and garlic in a large pan for about 3-5 minutes.  Add ground turkey and seasoning packet and cook for about 10 minutes.  Add tomatoes, beans, and spring mix.  Let cook for about 5 minutes, or until turkey is fully cooked.  In a large bowl, combine quinoa and turkey mixture.  Place pepper halves on foil on a sheet pan sprayed with non-stick spray.  Add filling to peppers – I used an ice cream scoop!  Evenly distribute the cheese on top of each pepper.  Bake for about 10-15 minutes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s