Southwest Stuffed Peppers


Southwest Stuffed Peppers
3 or 4 Peppers (can use Green, Red, Yellow or a mixture)
1 lb ground turkey
1 cup chopped onions
Packet Taco Seasoning
2 cups cooked rice
1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of corn (or use frozen corn)
1 15 oz jar of salsa (I sometimes use a little more)
Shredded Mexican Cheese
Cut and clean your peppers.  Hint: Cut Peppers in half lengthwise and try NOT to cut off the top of the pepper (like I did in these photos).  If you cut off the top, you will have trouble getting your “stuffing” to stay in them.  I already had these peppers cut and in my freezer so I just went with what I had.  Place peppers in a baking dish and drizzle with Olive Oil.  Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes or until tender.  They will be done by the time you are done with making the stuff for inside.
In a large skillet, cook your ground turkey and onion (salt and pepper to taste).
Once your meat is cooked through, add salsa, black beans, corn, rice, and taco seasoning.
Spoon this mixture into your peppers.  Top with cheese.
Place back into the oven and bake until your cheese is melted.  Here is what the finished product will look like.
This recipe makes a ton of “stuffing” for in your peppers and I usually have a good amount left over.  We usually use it to top off salads, in a wrap, or just heated up in a bowl.  Makes a great lunch for the following day!

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