Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Turkey and Brown Rice Stuffed Peppers

So the other day I was in the mood to cook..   So I whipped up these babies..   They also help with what I call.. pseudo meal prep!  I like to build my meal prepping into things that I'm already cooking. Follow along to see you can too!

Disclaimer: i didn't actually take a pic of mine..  but these sloppy looking ones were the closest pic to what they looked like IRL..  Thanx Google.. 

Soooo  what you are all waiting for.. le recipe (*insert french accent*  no idea why)

I used 9, yes NINE, green peppers (we will get to the reason later)
2 pounds of ground turkey
4 cups of brown rice
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can crushed tomatoes
And whatever spices i wanted.. i mostly stuck with a crap ton of italian seasoning, garlic, onion powder, etc..  next time i'd add some 21 spice salute for Trader Joes, some minced onions, and some red chili pepper...  Basically add what you like!!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

So i browned the turkey and cooked the brown rice
If you are adding any veggies to the filling like onions i'd saute them right along with the turkey
Then drain and rinsed the turkey, returned it to the pan, and added the rice, and can of diced tomatoes, and spices.  

Meanwhile, cut the tops off your peppers and remove the seeds,  place them empty side up in a baking dish.  (i made so many i needed 2!)

fill the peppers with the turkey/rice mixture

then open your crushed tomatoes, add some spices and spoon over top of the peppers.

cover all with foil

Bake @ 350 for about an hour until the peppers are tender.

OK now remember how I had a ridiculous number of peppers???  Well there is a method to my madness.  These freeze and reheat amazingly well!!!

After your family has dinner..  take the remaining peppers, I package mine individually in ziploc bags and then put them all in a gallon bag and freeze.. 

When you want to eat them, microwave 3-4 minutes until they are hot!  and ENJOY!!  

Seriously They are my homemade Lean Cuisines! lol

21 Day Fix/Country Eat Meal plan equivalents...  I count each one as a yellow, a red, and a green container.  Of course if you have monster peppers you will need to up what you are counting them as..