There are plenty of ways to make stuffed peppers, depending on what you’re looking for. A classic version is made with beef and rice, covered with tomato sauce and cheese, and yields a hefty dish with soft peppers. There’s nothing wrong with this, but I wanted to make something a little lighter, with the pepper having a bit of a bite. I used ground turkey, skipped the rice to make these grain free, and skipped the cheese to keep them a bit lighter. A dab of sour cream before serving cuts the heat a bit, while still keeping it from being super heavy. It’s a much quicker version, so dinner’s on the table faster. You still get a filling meal and if you serve it with a green salad, it rounds it out perfectly.
For the seasoning, I used Ava’s Favorite Burger seasoning. This blend is bold and zesty, which means you don’t need a lot of other additions to be tasty. I love seasoning blends for exactly this reason — no measuring a bunch of spices, and no guessing games. This is a necessity on busy nights when you don’t want a lot of cleanup.
2 tablespoons Ava Jane’s Kitchen Avocado Oil
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Ava Jane’s Kitchen Ava’s Favorite Burger seasoning blend
Juice of 1 lime
3 bell peppers, any color, halved and cored
Sour cream and chopped green onions, for garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the turkey, onion, garlic, and seasoning. Cook until turkey is no longer pink. Add the lime juice.
Put the peppers in a baking dish, and fill with the meat. Add a little bit of water to the pan. Cover and bake for 20 minutes, until peppers are lightly softened.
Serve topped with sour cream and green onions if desired.
Easy to download to PDF: Avas Stuffed Peppers