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Ground turkey, Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Red Bell Peppers Recipe

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It's a mouthful...figuratively and literally! A great healthy dinner option that is quick and easy to make!

Servings: 6 Servings
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Ingredients

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  • 6 large (8-ounce) red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Cooked mixture of quinoa and lentils (boiled in vegetable stock and flavored with spices and vegetable bouillon)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 1/2 cups canned tomato sauce
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Directions:
  2. 1. Cut off top 1/2 inch of peppers and reserve. Scoop seeds from cavities. Discard stems and chop pepper tops.
  3. 2. Begin cooking quinoa and lentil mixture.
  4. 3. In a separate skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, parsley, garlic, and chopped pepper pieces. Sauté until onions soften, about 8 minutes. Transfer to large bowl.
  5. 4. Mix in quinoa and lentil mixture, paprika, salt, pepper, and allspice. Cool 10 minutes. Mix in 1/2 cup tomato sauce, then turkey and egg.
  6. 5. Fill pepper cavities with mixture. Stand filled peppers upright in a large pot. Pour remaining 2 cups tomato sauce around peppers. Bring sauce to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover pot and simmer 20 minutes. Spoon some sauce over each pepper and cover. Continue cooking until peppers are tender and filling is cooked through and firm, about 20 minutes.
  7. 6. Let cool and serve.
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  9. Has anyone made a good stuffed pepper recipe? What are some other good ingredients for stuffing a pepper?
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 265g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 244  
Calories from Fat 121 50%
Total Fat 13.55g 17%
Saturated Fat 3.09g 12%
Trans Fat 0.26g  
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1126mg 47%
Potassium 696mg 20%
Total Carbs 11.61g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 10%
Sugars 6.62g 4%
Protein 19.81g 32%

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