Turkey-Stuffed Peppers

For a healthy low-sodium option, use fresh tomatoes instead of canned in this recipe for colorful sweet peppers with a ground turkey and rice stuffing.



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Servings: 4
Yield: 4 (main-dish) servings
Prep Time: 40 mins
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Ingredients
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    large sweet peppers (yellow, red, or green)
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    3/4  pound 
    ground raw turkey
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    medium leek, thinly sliced (1/3 cup)
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    clove garlic, minced
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    medium tomatoes, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
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    1   cup 
    sliced mushrooms
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    3/4  cup 
    quick-cooking rice
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    1/4  cup 
    water
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped parsley
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    1   tablespoon 
    snipped fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
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    1   teaspoon 
    instant chicken bouillon granules
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    few dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
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    1   slice 
    Colby cheese (1 ounce), cut into 4 triangles

Directions
1.
Halve peppers lengthwise; discard seeds and membrane. Cook peppers, uncovered, in boiling water for 3 to 5 minutes; invert on paper towels to drain well.
2.
In a skillet cook ground turkey, leek, and garlic until turkey is brown and leek is tender. Drain off any fat. Stir in chopped tomatoes, mushrooms, uncooked rice, water, parsley, basil, bouillon granules, and hot pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until rice is tender. Place pepper halves in an 8x8x2-inch baking dish. Fill each pepper half with some of the turkey-rice mixture.
3.
Bake, covered, in a 350 degree F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until heated through. Top each pepper with a cheese triangle. Serve immediately. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 310, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 38, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 40, pro. (g) 17, sodium (mg) 309, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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