Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers

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by Charlotte Today

WCNC.com

Posted on August 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Southwestern Stuffed Bell Peppers
Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

• Olive Oil
• 1/2 lb lean ground turkey or ground beef
• 1 cup chopped onions
• 1 heaping tbsp of  taco seasoning
• 2 cups of cooked rice
• 3-4 red, yellow, or orange bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
• 1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
• 1 cup frozen corn
• 1 (15 -16 ounce) jar of salsa
• Shredded Cheddar Cheese
 

• Toppings:
• fresh cilantro
• sour cream
• sliced avocado
 

Pre heat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.
*****Note – you can cook your turkey or beef  ahead of time with diced onions. Freeze then thaw when ready. .
In a bowl add the taco seasoning, cooked ground turkey or beef, chopped onions, black beans, corn and rice. Add in the jar of salsa and mix well.
Carefully spoon the turkey mixture into each half of the bell peppers and place back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way thru. Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted.
Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and/or sour cream just before serving.

 

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