After an amazingly fun weekend with a few friends from college, it was time to take Sunday to unwind. It was a lazy day, but after a food extravaganza this weekend I wanted something a little healthier for dinner. I had been researching some recipes and decided to try Greek Stuffed Peppers. I have made a different stuffed pepper dish before, but this one was really good!
First, I did my prep work. I diced an onion, small red pepper and a cup of button mushrooms. Opened and drained a small can of sliced black olives and chopped some mint.
Next I added some olive oil to a pan. Added some garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne. I then sprinkled some salt and pepper onto the ground turkey and added it to the pan. I broke it into small sized crumbles in the pan and then removed it from heat and set aside in a bowl.
Then I added some olive oil to a pan and sautéed the onion, mushroom and pepper. Once the veggies were soft I added black olives, tomato sauce, cooked brown rice and the ground turkey. I seasoned the mixture with dill and fresh mint. I let it simmer for a bit before stirring in the feta cheese and dropping the temp to low.
At this time I cut the very tops of my green peppers off. Then took out the seeds and cleaned out the inside of the pepper. I put 4 on a plate, covered in plastic wrap and cooked in the microwave for 4 minutes.
I took the peppers from the microwave and dumped out any water that collected in the pepper. I then stuffed them with the turkey / rice mixture. I pushed the mixture into the pepper to make sure they were fully stuffed. I topped with tomato sauce and sprinkled on some feta with cracked black pepper. I put them in the oven at 350 and baked for 30 minutes.
I served the peppers with a light Greek salad. This was delicious and filling, but left you feeling good after. A nutritious dinner to end a great weekend!