Beef, Dairy Free, Main Course, Poultry, Recipes, Turkey

Stuffed Peppers with Chimichurri

This simple recipe packs a punch with the addition of homemade chimichurri sauce. Extra chimichurri goes well with any meat, served with eggs for breakfast, or over roasted vegetables.

A fine chop on the potatoes and carrots will help keep the filling bite size.

See images below to guide removing tops of peppers, seeds, and ribs.

◊ Serves 4-6 people

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 wide and large bell peppers with flat bottoms
  • 1lb lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 medium potato, small dice
  • 2 large carrots, small dice
  • 2 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup medium grain white rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup prepared chimichurri

Chimichurri:

  • 2 bunches of cilantro
  • 1 bunches of parsley
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, rough chop
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° F.

Blend all ingredients for chimichurri (besides olive oil) until everything is finely chopped. Pour blended ingredients into bowl, stir in olive oil, set aside.

Brown ground turkey in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add potato and carrot then cook until softened. Add broth, bring to a boil, then stir in rice. Reduce to simmer and cover for 15 minutes.

Prepare peppers while filling is cooking. Use a pairing knife to cut on an angle and remove “lid” from peppers. Use pairing knife to remove seeds from “lid”. Use a spoon to gently scoop seeds and ribs from inside the pepper, careful not to poke holes in the sides.

Optional if you like a more tender pepper- place peppers on large plate, cut side down, with 4 tbsp water. Microwave 3 minutes on high to soften them before baking.

After 15 minutes of simmering while covered, remove turkey and rice mixture from heat. Stir in 1 cup chimichurri. Arrange peppers in casserole dish then evenly distribute filling into each pepper. If there is any remaining liquid in pot, pour a little into each pepper for moisture while baking – this will help finish cooking the rice in the oven. Put lids on peppers.

Bake at 400° F for 20-25 minutes.

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