Quinoa and Turkey Stuffed Peppers
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Ingredients
Ingredients for Stuffed Peppers
  • ½ Cups Uncooked Quinoa
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 4 Large Bell Peppers
  • ½ Lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt (for meat mixture) plus ½ Teaspoon Salt for Quinoa
  • ¼ Teaspoon Ground Pepper
Ingredients for Sauce
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce (around 2 cups) -if your tomatoes are sodium or salt free add ½ tsp salt.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Add ½ cup of rinsed quinoa, 1 cup of water and ½ teaspoon salt to a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15min, take off the heat and let cool.
  3. Mix together ½ lb ground turkey, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon ground pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  4. Chop the onions and shred carrots.
  5. Put 1 chopped onion and 3 shredded carrots and 3 Tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan and sauté on medium heat for about 10 min. It will go down about twice in size.
  6. After the sautéed onion and carrots slightly cooled, add about ⅓ of the mixture to the meat. Add the quinoa and mix well.
  7. Blend diced tomatoes in a blender. Skip this step if you are using tomato sauce.
  8. Add tomato sauce to sautéed onions and carrots. Bring to a light simmer and turn off the heat. Add 1 tablespoon of sour cream and mix well.
  9. Prepare the peppers by washing, cutting in half and taking the seeds out. Stuff the peppers with the meat mixture.
  10. Pour the sautéed onion mixture over the peppers, cover with a foil and bake at 350°F for 1 hr and 15 min. Garnish with parsley and/or sour cream and enjoy!
Recipe by Kitchen Development at http://www.kitchendevelopment.com/quinoa-turkey-stuffed-peppers/