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Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers Recipe

These Healthy Southwest Stuffed Red Peppers are so easy to make and come together in a matter of minutes. They are very filling and only require a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy dinner recipe, Healthy Dinner, stuffed peppers
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan

Ingredients

Filling

  • ½ pound ground turkey
  • 15 ounces black beans rinsed and drained
  • 15.25 ounces corn drained
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 Tablespoons onion chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • salt to taste

For the peppers

  • 3 red bell peppers cut in half lengthwise
  • cup fat free chicken broth
  • 9 Tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon green onion chopped

Instructions

  • In a large skillet brown the turkey and season with salt. When the turkey is starting to brown, add taco seasoning, onion and garlic. When turkey is cooked through add your black beans, corn, cilantro, diced tomatoes, and cumin. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 10 minutes. Remove lid and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until most of the liquid is gone.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and stem.
  • Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. (I used a 9X13) Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 45 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.
  • Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. (I used a 9X13) Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish. Cover tight with foil. Bake 45 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.
  • My husband ate it with his favorite salsa!

Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 258mg | Potassium: 743mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2505IU | Vitamin C: 84mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 3mg