Stuffed Bell Peppers

Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers (any color is fine)
  • chicken stock, or salt water
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, diced (optional)
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery, diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp sofrito (optional)
  • ½ lb ground turkey
  • 1 smoked turkey link, diced
  • 16-oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the tops off the bell peppers. Cut off about ½-inch and deseed. Remove membrane and rinse. Shave bottom as needed so that pepper can stand.
  3. Bring chicken stock or salted water to a boil and parboil peppers to get them tender about 5 minutes.
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil and sauté onions. Add garlic, carrot and celery then add the "sofrito” or "green seasoning".
  5. Add ground turkey and brown; add the diced smoked turkey link, then add diced tomatoes.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste then add the cheddar cheese.
  7. Using a spoon, pack the bell pepper halves with mixture.
  8. Cover with foil and place in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and top with mozzarella cheese. Leave uncovered so that the cheese can brown about 5-10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, let rest 10 minutes and enjoy.
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