Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stuffed Bell Pepper Bites


A new way to eat that stuffed bell pepper.

We have all seen those stuffed bell peppers, heck I have already blogged one, but this one is clean eating, simple, and a new and fun way to eat that stuffed pepper.

The recipe is easily adaptable to your personal taste preference and this is truly a easy week night meal.

The trick to bites is not overcooking the pepper...honestly I don't like mushy peppers that one gets when baking them so I microwaved mine. They were hot, a little soft, but full of bite and were a strong base for bites.

The biggest prep item on the ingredient list is the ground turkey, but this can easily be made a head a time and stored until you need it or just back on the spot --20ish min for cooking.

I hope you enjoy!

2 large bell peppers
5 oz ground turkey, cooked and seasoned to preference.
1/4 cup quinoa
1/4 cup salsa, your favorite kind!
1/4 cup black beans.
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 tbs of shredded cheese, for garnish.

Carefully cut the tops of the peppers, de-seed and de-rib (take out the extra white stuff). 
mix all ingredients, except the cheese in a small bowl.
Equally stuff bell peppers nice and packed. I mean pack it in!
Microwave stuffed pepper for 3-4 min until pepper and it's stuffing is hot.

Let pepper cool to touch and then take a sharp knife and quickly slice in half and then in quarters. You don't want to over slice these, they should be a sturdy to hold the stuffing on top when picked up. ( I got 5 out of my pepper because it was quite large)

 Garnish bites with cheese, tomatoes, and/or anything else you would like.

Nutritional Information: 
1 stuffed bell pepper
232.50 cal * 17.5 carbs * 11g fat * 16.5 g protein * 5.5g fiber


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