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Jack-o'-Lantern Stuffed Peppers

October 19, 2017

 

These cute little jack-o’-lantern “pumpkins” are filled with a fiesta-inspired mix of spices, ground turkey, and black beans. The filling comes together in a pinch, and the flavors are reminiscent of a much more wholesome taco filling.

 

Enjoy for Halloween!


Course: Main Course

Prep Time: 25m
Cook Time: 35m
Total Time: 60m
Servings: 4 servings, 1 bell pepper each

 

Ingredients:
– 4 medium orange bell peppers
– 2 tsp. olive oil
– 1 lb. raw 93% lean ground turkey
– ½ medium onion chopped
– 1 clove garlic finely chopped
– 1 Tbsp. chili powder
– ½ tsp. ground cumin
– Ground black pepper to taste; optional
– 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce, no sugar added
– 1 cup black beans drained, rinsed
– 1 cup cooked brown rice
– ¼ cup water
– ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

 

Instructions:
1) Slice stem end off peppers. (Reserve for later use.) Remove seeds and veins from peppers. Cut a jack-o-lantern face out of one side of each pepper. Stand peppers upright in baking dish. Set aside.
2) Preheat oven to 400º F.
3) Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
4) Add turkey; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until almost browned.
5) Add onion; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
6) Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
7) Add chili powder, cumin, pepper (if desired), tomato sauce, and beans; cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
8) Add rice; mix well.
9) Fill peppers with turkey mixture. Top with reserved stem end of peppers Add water to the baking dish. Cover with foil.
10) Bake peppers for 12 to 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
11) Remove stem top of peppers, sprinkle evenly with cheese. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
12) Replace tops and serve.


Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 426
Total Fat: 18 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 99 mg
Sodium: 622 mg
Carbohydrates: 35 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 8 g
Protein: 31 g

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1½ Protein
½ Dairy
1 Grain/Tuber/Legume Carb
½ Vegetable

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carb
2 Protein
½ Fat

Body Beast Portions
1½ Starch
½ Legume
2 Vegetable
4 Protein
½ Fat

Portion Fix Containers
2 Green
1 Yellow
1 Red
½ Blue
½ tsp.

 

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