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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stuffed Green Peppers - the healthy way

My mother in law makes the best stuffed green peppers ever but lets just say that they aren't exactly figure friendly. So I've been trying to find a recipe that has the same great flavor without all the fat & grease. After last night's dinner, we have a winner!

4 med -large green peppers
1 lb lean ground turkey
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
2 TBS kosher salt
2 TBS black pepper
2 TBS Italian seasoning
1 TSP Mrs. Dash Table Seasoning
2 cups brown rice (cooked acc to directions)
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of your favorite spaghetti sauce (more if you like the mixture creamier)
2 TBS low fat sour cream
2 TBS water

How to Make:
Once your rice is done cooking according to the package directions, let it cool for a few minutes. Combine all remaining ingredients (EXCEPT THE WATER) in a large bowl. Mix in the 2 cups of cooked brown rice.

Wash & cut off the tops of the peppers. Clean out the inside. Fill each pepper with the turkey rice mixture until full. I usually sprinkle a tiny bit more of cheese on the top of the peppers but no necessary, just looks prettier.

Put the 2 TBS of water in the crockpot. Place the peppers standing up in crockpot on low for 7-8 hours. If there is any turkey/rice mixture left over, don't throw it away. You can cook it on the stove top the next day and put it inside a whole wheat tortilla for lunch.... yum! Enjoy!

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