Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers.  A quick, easy and healthy weeknight meal!

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I love replacing pasta or rice with quinoa in some my favorite dishes.  It’s loaded with tons of health benefits and is gluten free.  Just as easy to prepare as rice but comes with a lot more health benefits. 1 cup of quiona has 8 grams of protein!

To speed up this recipe I used pre-cooked quinoa. I like to make large batches of quinoa at the beginning of the week to toss into salads.

The stuffed peppers are loaded with lean ground turkey, black beans, corn, crushed tomatoes and quinoa. Cumin, cayenne pepper and paprika give the filling a little kick.

Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers | chefsavvy.com #recipe #healthy #quinoa #turkey #peppers #MexicanThis gluten-free dish takes 35 minutes to make start to finish. Not to shabby for an easy weeknight dinner.

You could add some Mexican shredded cheese on top if you’d like. I wanted to keep this dish as light as possible so I omitted it.

Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers | chefsavvy.com #recipe #healthy #quinoa #turkey #peppers #MexicanYou can leave your pepper whole or cut in half lengthwise. I find cutting the pepper in half makes for an easier and less messy eat.

I love how colorful these peppers are. Any color or type of pepper will do. I love the presentation of the tri-color peppers.

Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers | chefsavvy.com #recipe #healthy #quinoa #turkey #peppers #MexicanHealthy, satisfying and loaded with flavor. The stuffed peppers are cooked in the oven until perfectly tender. A filling, hearty and flavorful meal.

Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers | chefsavvy.com #recipe #healthy #quinoa #turkey #peppers #MexicanServe the peppers as is or with a side of enchilada sauce. Before serving top with extra cilantro for garnish if desired.

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Healthy Turkey and Quinoa Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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Serves: 6 peppers
Healthy Mexican Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers. A quick, easy and healthy weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ cup crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 3 bell peppers, cut in half and seeded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, add oil to a large skillet.
  3. Add in ground turkey and saute until fully cooked, 4-5 minutes.
  4. Add in onion and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Toss in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
  6. Stir in tomatoes, chicken broth, corn, beans, cumin, chili powder, paprika, pepper and salt. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  7. Take off the heat and stir in cooked quinoa, lime juice and cilantro.
  8. Stuff peppers with the filling and place in a 9 x 13 pan. Cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 20-25 or until the peppers are tender and the filling is hot.
  9. Serve immediately.

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  • Those peppers are gorgeous!! I love stuffed peppers and the fact that these are totally good-for-you makes them even better! 🙂

  • Loring

    Looks great, but the beans and corn are missing from your recipe.

    • Hi Loring, I am so sorry about that! I have fixed and updated it. Thank you for letting me know!

  • Laura

    Making this tonight! Thank you for the delightful recipe! It fits into my 21-DFX meal plan perfectly!

  • Preston Grant

    All things yes! I needed to add a lighter meal (carb heavy meals mostly to satiate my metabolism) that still was high in protein! Added to my grocery list and will review when done! Also, no cheese (lactose-intolerant)!!!

    • Preston Grant

      Yum. Made a couple of modifications, but nothing too crazy. Also! I put my quinoa in the rice cooker (1 part quinoa 2 parts water) and it timed out pretty well. It was the 1st thing that I did.

      Also, for people who love to big batch things… I doubled it and put the leftover portions in a full seeded bell pepper. So now when I want to eat it, I chop it in half, i put it in the toaster oven (or microwave) and BAM! 1 person serving freshly cooked in a pepper.