Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 bell peppers

  • 1 onion diced

  • ½ pound ground turkey or ground chicken*

  • 1 (14.5oz) can black beans

  • 1 cup of spinach

  • 2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper

  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated – ½ cup to go in the stuffing, and ½ cup to top the peppers at the end

  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated

  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or parsley chopped


Instructions


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).

  • Slice the bell peppers in half and clean out the inside removing the seeds. Brush a little olive oil on them and place them in the oven and roast them until they are just undercooked.

  • While the peppers are roasting sauté the diced onion until translucent. Then add the ground meat, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

  • Brown the meat* and then add spinach, black beans, and tomatoes. Cook for 2 minutes.

  • Add in cooked rice, grated mozzarella, and parmesan and mix on medium heat until the cheese is melted.

  • Take the bell peppers out of the oven. They should be roasted but just undercooked.

  • Spoon the stuffing into each bell pepper half, then top with more mozzarella cheese.

  • Put back in the oven for 10 minutes. This will allow the flavors to settle, the bell peppers will be fully cooked, and the cheese will melt.


* You can also make them vegetarian by omitting the meat. The black beans will still provide protein in the recipe!



Health Benefits of Bell Peppers: High in vitamin C, B6, potassium, and folate. May help with eye health and anemia prevention.



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