Originally, we planned a traditional stuffed pepper recipe for the page, but we found a way to make it even easier and just as delicious. Not to mention, this version gets done a lot faster. Also, we make it even healthier with ground turkey. Your heart can thank me later. So here is your simplified and every bit as delicious version…
You will have a decent amount of filling left over from the following recipe. Serve this the following day with some black beans and topped with lettuce and sour cream for a flavor-packed mexi-bowl.
1 package of ground turkey
1 small yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced.
2 Bell Peppers chopped, mix up the colors
3 cups of cooked rice (prepare this ahead of time)
Packet of ‘taco’ seasoning, or your preferred mexican spices
Sour cream, shredded cheddar and Pico De Gallo (recipe below) for topping
As always, prep your veggies by chopping them up ahead of time.
Meanwhile, heat up a skillet with some olive oil as you get ready to saute your ground turkey.
Saute your ground turkey, then add your taco seasoning. It won’t take long to cook.
Transfer your ground turkey to a plate so you can cook your peppers and veggies without overcooking your meat.
Add your peppers and onions to the pan and saute for 4-5 minutes until they begin to soften.
Garlic can easily burn or turn bitter, so you only want to add that when your other veggies are almost ready.
After you saute the garlic with the peppers and onions for a couple minutes, it’s time to add your ground turkey back in.
Now it’s time to add the fresh lime juice and cilantro.
Serve over your rice, top with cheese, sour cream and pico and you’re ready to enjoy!
Fresh Pico De Gallo
Preparing this simple pico de gallo is super easy and fast, and gets even better over the next few days! The general proportions are shown below. You should have roughly twice as many tomatoes as onion/bell pepper, and the rest is to taste! Save the extra for a chips and salsa-like snack!
Yellow or white onion
Fresh lime juice
Dash of sugar
Chop up tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, cilantro and jalapenos (if desired). Squeeze in plenty of fresh lime juice, salt, pepper and a little dash of sugar. Make ahead an hour ahead of time if possible so flavors can join together. Adjust lime, salt and pepper as needed. Will keep for one week in the fridge!
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