Super Simple Stuffed Peppers


When I first started talking about this website, Ashton insisted that I have a section called “Bro Meals” with super simple, quick recipes that any guy could make. He even enthusiastically said, “If you post recipes like that, even I could cook them!!” Not sure why he’d need to cook since his amazing wife cooks for him every night…

Regardless, it gave me a great idea for a series of recipes that are not only fast and easy to whip up, but also super budget friendly. I want people to know that eating healthy can be cheaper than going through the fast food drive-thru, and A LOT healthier.

So check it out…

7 Ingredients:

  • Veggies from the peppers and onions
  • Carbohydrates from the brown rice
  • Protein from the ground turkey

10 Minutes:

  • of active preparation time
  • 40 minutes of cook time

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories – 374
  • Fat – 14.6g
  • Fiber – 8g
  • Sugar – 10g
  • Protein – 21g

Cost:

  • $15.67/family of four
  • $3.92/person

So next time you’re thinking of going through the drive-thru, choose this as a healthier, and believe it or not, cheaper option than the drive-thru.

Don’t forget to rate it and let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Super Simple Stuffed Peppers

: 4
: 30 min
: 30 min
: 1 hr
: easy

NUTRITION FACTS: (per serving) Calories: 374 Total Fat: 14.6g Saturated Fat: 3.3g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.5g Cholesterol: 60mg Sodium: 1,190mg Potassium: 117mg Total Carbohydrates: 39g Dietary Fiber: 8g Sugar: 10g Protein: 21g

Ingredients
  • 4 bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3/4 lb ground turkey thigh
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup brown rice, cooked (approx. ⅓ cup uncooked)
  • 1 - 25oz jar pasta sauce (preferably a kind with no sugar added)
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 Cut the tops off the bell peppers and scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Gently poke 4 tiny holes in the bottom of each pepper to help let juices drain.
  • Step 3 Add the 4 peppers to a large pot of boiling water and cook for about 5 minutes, until just softened. Set aside in a 9×9 baking dish.
  • Step 4 In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and onions. Stir and cook until fragrant and onions begin to soften
  • Step 5 Add in the ground turkey and cook until meat is browned.
  • Step 6 Add in the brown rice, pasta sauce, salt and garlic powder, stirring until everything is combined. Allow to simmer for a few minutes before removing from heat.
  • Step 7 Carefully spoon meat mixture into bell peppers, filling to heaping.
  • Step 8 Bake for 30 minutes.

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Super Simple Stuffed Peppers”

  • I tried this recipe and loved it. It’s easy, quick, and delicious! I usually get around to making dinner at 8:30pm after a busy day, and this recipe was easy to throw together in under an hour. The leftovers were awesome as well the next night. Thanks Bri – keep the great recipes coming! 🙂

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  • Love how organized this is! Super grateful for the step-by-step video! Keep pursuing your passion with cooking as you had done before with athletics and you will go far! Also I am excited for you and your decision to run the Chicago Marathon! I hope to one day run it as well!

    All the best,
    Kajal

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    • Hi Kajal,

      Thanks so much for the nice message! I’m having fun training for the marathon, although somedays it’s really hard. You should definitely run it one day!

      – Bri

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