Monday, June 20, 2011

Stuffed bell peppers recipe


6 medium-sized bell peppers, any color you prefer
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/4 pound ground turkey
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 14 ounce can stewed tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup golden raisins

       Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 5 minutes. While the onions are cooking, wash the bell peppers and slice off a bit of the bottom so they sit flat, taking care not to cut into the interior. Cut off the tops about one half inch down from the stem and carefully remove the seeds and white membrane. Set aside. Add the turkey to the pan and break apart with a spatula. When fully cooked through, add cooked rice, cumin, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Stir well to combine. Add the canned tomatoes and the raisins and stir well. Remove from heat. Place the peppers in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and stuff with the meat mixture, mounding slightly. Drizzle tops and sides of each pepper with olive oil. Return the peppers' tops and cover tightly with foil.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until peppers are tender.
This recipe is a very rewarding.  For me, it is a comfort food. Color and texture is amazing!

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