Monday, November 21, 2011

Biggest Loser Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Tonight after the gym I came home and made some stuffed peppers with a recipe I found online at Jennie-O which were featured on the Biggest Loser last season.

Target has the 99% ground turkey for only $5.49
This recipe was relatively quick and easy to make and very delicious and filling, the perfect week night meal.

1/2 cup onion, minced
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
salt, to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth, divided
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
3 large sweet red bell peppers, washed
1/4 cup reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded

Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with olive oil spray; heat over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute two minutes or until softened. Add extra lean ground turkey breast. Add salt, garlic powder, and cumin. Break meat apart and cook over medium heat for 14-16 minutes, or until well done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Add tomato sauce and 1/4 cup chicken broth. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about five minutes.
Turkey mixture
Add cilantro or parsley. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds and stem. Place in baking dish. Spoon 1/3 cup of the turkey mixture into each pepper half. Pour remaining 1/4 cup chicken broth in the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.
I baked the peppers for about 35 minutes then took the foil off and cooked them for about another 5 minutes.

This meal was delicious and flavorful and is very healthy, the nutrition facts are below.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories: 170
Fat :3g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Protein: 25g
Cholesterol: 50mg
Carbohydrates: 10g
Sodium: 130mg

Question: What is your favorite healthy week night meal?