what you eating wednesday – turkey stuffed peppers

Posted: April 26, 2012 in Recipes

I’m going to forget that today is really Thursday and pretend it’s Wednesday! So folks, here is another installment of “What You Eating Wednesday.” This Wednesday (wink, wink) I’m sharing a recipe for stuffed peppers. Now, I’m never very exact when I measure spices. I just add a little of this and a little of that. But I’ll try and be more specific for you. My mom used to make these when I was growing up. Of course, I used to pull all the good stuff out of the stuffed pepper, then toss the pepper. Today I really enjoy eating the pepper too!

Stuffed Peppers with Turkey Burger


  • 3 green bell peppers, cut in half, cored
  • 1 lb ground (or lean) turkey breast
  • 1 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1 BIG can of tomato sauce
  • 1 cup diced onion (more if you really like onions)
  • Chopped garlic, as little or as much as you want
  • Low fat cheddar cheese (if you can find it, don’t bother with fat free, unless you mix it half and half)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1 bay leave
  • 1/8 tsp thyme
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Dried Oregano
  • Dried basil
  • Garlic powder
  • Garlic salt


ADD: chicken bouillon, bay leave, thyme, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt to the rice water before it starts boiling. Cook as directed. Cook onions and garlic together for a few minutes, then add the turkey burger. When the rice is done, mix in the cooked turkey burger and onions. You’ll want to put the cut green peppers in a baking pan. Add a little water to the bottom of the pan and throw the peppers in the oven, set at 375 degrees, for five or ten minutes. You want to get a little cook going on them. Pull them out, drain the water. With the peppers back in the baking pan, add heaping scoops of rice, turkey burger mix. In another bowl, empty the large can of tomato sauce. This is where I don’t do well in giving directions. I throw in some garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, dried basil, and salt. Taste it, decide what it needs, then add that 🙂 When it’s mixed, pour it over the peppers. Cover with tinfoil and put in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes. Remove tinfoil, add a drizzle of cheese and return to oven for another 10 minutes.



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