Stuffed Bell Peppers, Turkey

Now that turkeys are on sale we are stocking up. I have cooked 2 turkeys this week so far and plan to do another one. We bake them then grind the meat in the food processor for ground beef replacement, and boil the bones down for turkey broth to replace veggie and beef bouillon. SO… I have been thinking and looking for ways to use it in new and exciting ways.  I have not had stuffed bell peppers in a long time and they sounded good, so here it is.

Next time I will add some sausage to give it more flavor, but overall a great find!

5 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium green peppers
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/4 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 7 ounces melted cheese replacer
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs (from Loaf that we made earlier in the week)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions
Cut peppers in half lengthwise and discard seeds. In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the turkey, cumin, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt and pepper; cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink.

Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the cheese and bread crumbs. Spoon into pepper halves. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and peppers are tender.

Yield: 5 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 2 filled pepper halves equals 323 calories, 10 g fat (trace saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 771 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 40 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 very lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Education California State University, Chico, CA Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems, with Minor in Business - May 2005 3.429 GPA Emphasis in Networking and Internet Experience Oroville Hospital, Oroville, CA Hospital Information Systems Technician I • Served as helpdesk team member fielding calls and educating users on AS400 and PC based applications and peripherals • Executed server backups and Saves using Backup Exec, and tape rotations and storage measures • Designed and implemented web-based, multi-user helpdesk software in PHP and MySQL on a Linux server • Conducted data transfer of billing information and maintenance utilizing HBOC and Cirius group Software • Monitored servers including RAS (Remote Access Server), Exchange server, Domain controller, and AS400 • Performed optical processing from OS400 system Next Step Computers, Oroville, CA Owner/Technician – www.NextStepComputers.net • Implementation and troubleshooting of networks with 802.11b, 802.11g, and Ethernet • Implementation of static and dynamic IP addressing, and network address translation • PC hardware installation, including DSL/Cable installation and configuration, and HD partitioning • PC software installation, including OS installation/re-installation with Linux, Windows and multi-boot systems • Implementation and monitoring of security measures including firewall, IDS, port forwarding and IP masquerading • PC troubleshooting including spy-ware / ad-ware removal, virus removal, and registry cleaning • Design and maintenance of PHP based web sites, with MySQL database backbone • Implementation and administration of servers on Linux and Windows platforms including Apache 1.0 and 2.0, PHP 4.2, MySQL, SSH, FTP, SaMBa Community Involvement Boy Scouts of America, Oroville, CA Eagle Scout – Awarded March 19, 2000 • Positions held include Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Scout Master, Quartermaster, and Scribe • Awarded Bronze Eagle Palm Chapter Chief – Order of the Arrow (Honor Society) – Spring 1999 – Spring 2000 • Master of Ceremonies and task master at gatherings: Assistant Senior Patrol Leader for Camp-o-ree (Competition) Webmaster – Maidu Chapter, Order of the Arrow – Spring 1999 - Summer 2002 - www.gec-bsa.org/maidu

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