Ground Turkey Stuffed PeppersBy · Feb 21 2012 · Comments
I made the mistake of touching my eyes and mouth after cutting the red chili for this dish. Don’t feel bad for me. Ellie the dog got it much worse. She is literally a living vacuum cleaner and ate the remaining half of the chili I accidently dropped on the floor. After a coughing fit and frantic pawing at her mouth, she resumed her begging.
- 1 LB ground turkey
- 4 Anaheim peppers, slit down the middle and seeds removed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ finely diced red onion
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- ½ red chili, finely diced
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon cumin
- 4 ounces shredded sharp white cheddar
Pre-heat oven to 375.
Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onions and red chili and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes and continue to cook until the tomatoes softened and open up- about 5 minutes. Fold in the ground turkey and use a wooden spoon to break up the chunks. Continue to cook until the turkey is cooked through. Stir in the salt, cilantro, paprika and cumin and cook for 2 more minutes. Remove from the heat and spoon the turkey mixture into the peppers. Top the stuffing with a handful of the cheese. Place the peppers on a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.