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Lindsey's Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

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A healthy, diabetes-friendly stuffed pepper recipe using lean ground turkey and spices. Chef Lindsey Singleton developed this recipe for DiabetesEveryDay, and it's the featured dish in the weekly menu beginning September 26th, 2011
  Red bell pepper 4
  Lean ground turkey 10 Ounce
  Brown rice 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Yellow onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), chopped
  Parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Oregano 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Tomato paste 2 Ounce
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Pinch
  Vegetable stock/Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Chop the top of the bell pepper and core the seeds and white membrane.
3. In a large bowl, mix together lean ground turkey, brown rice, olive oil, yellow onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, tomato paste, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper.

4. Stuff the rice mixture into the bell peppers and place in a baking dish with the top side facing up.
5. Now fill the baking dish with the vegetable stock or water.
6. Cover the dish with an aluminum foil and seal the edges by folding.
7. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes or until the rice is cooked through.

8. Serve individual stuffed bell pepper for single serving size with salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 571 Calories from Fat 110

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g19.4%

Saturated Fat 2.8 g14%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50 mg16.7%

Sodium 549.8 mg22.9%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30.1%

Dietary Fiber 10.3 g41.4%

Sugars 7.4 g

Protein 23 g46.4%

Vitamin A 106.5% Vitamin C 297.7%

Calcium 18.9% Iron 38.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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