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Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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This recipe for Santa Fe Turkey Stuffed Peppers, by , is from The DeForge Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Andrea DeForge


For the filling:

1/2 lb 99% lean ground turkey
3/4 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cups frozen corn
1 hot pickled serrano pepper, chopped (or jalepeņo) more to taste
1 large diced tomato
1 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp chopped onion
2 tbsp chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish
1 tsp cumin - I used taco seasoning instead
kosher salt to taste

For the peppers:

3 red bell peppers, cut in half lengthwise
1/3 cup reduced sodium, fat free chicken broth
9 tbsp shredded reduced-fat Sargento Monterey Jack cheese - I used mozzarella
1 tbsp chopped scallions, for garnish

In a large skillet brown the turkey and season with salt.
When the turkey is browned, add onion, garlic, black beans, cilantro, serrano pepper, diced tomatoes, and cumin. Mix well and simmer on low, covered for 20 minutes.
Remove lid, add corn and simmer an additional 5 minutes or until all the liquid reduces.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Cut peppers in half lengthwise, removing seeds and stem.
Place peppers, cut side up in an oven-proof dish. Fill each pepper with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Pour about 1/3 cup water or chicken broth on the bottom of the dish.
Cover tight with foil. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until the peppers become soft.
Remove foil, top each with 1 1/2 tbsp of cheese and bake uncovered an additional 5 minutes.
Top with scallions and serve with reduced-fat sour cream if desired (optional).

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Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/2 pepper

Amount Per Serving:
Freestyle Points: 2
Points +: 4
Calories: 160 calories
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: g
Cholesterol: mg
Sodium: 119mg
Carbohydrates: 19g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 1g
Protein: 15.5g




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