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Greek Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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Greek Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers


  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 peppers 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 1 small yellow or white onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ancho powder
  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 8 grinds black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pickled yellow pepper (more to taste)
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 6 Red (Yellow, or orange Bell Peppers, Tops sliced off, seeds, and ribs removed)
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken broth (or more as needed)
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped parsley (plus more for garnish)
  • 1 cup feta cheese (divided)
  • ½ cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup freshy grated parmesan (or pecorino, or any sharp white cheese)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Prepare peppers by slicing off tops, removing seeds and any membranes
  • Place peppers on a rimmed baking sheet pan, covered with parchment, and sprayed with oil
  • Heat oil in large skillet, over medium heat
  • Add chopped onion, & ground turkey
  • Break up turkey, cooking till cooked through, and onion is translucent
  • Add garlic, thyme, smoked paprika, ancho powder, ranch powder
  • Stir in vegetable broth, tomato paste, and cooked rice
  • Add chopped yellow pickled peppers
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more peppers if needed
  • Crumble in ½ of the Feta cheese, stir
  • Fill peppers with mixture, put tops of peppers on sheet, but not on top of peppers
  • Bake for 15 minutes, turn pan, bake another 15 minutes
  • Mix remaining feta with the 2 other cheeses, and set aside
  • Since size of peppers and ovens vary, watch for peppers to start to blister
  • Remove from oven and top each pepper with the cheese mixture
  • Return to oven, turn on broiler, and check every few minutes for bubbling cheese
  • Remove, top with parsley, and serve!’

Notes

Although we listed measurements, this is a dish that you can add, subtract, or change up spices, cheese or meat to your preference. We ended up adding more of the pickled yellow peppers along with about 1/3 cup of the juice from the pickled peppers in order to really bring out the taste. Make sure to taste and adjust the seasoning once the turkey is cooked, and spices are added.

  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Greek