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Week of Eats // 10.15.12

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stuffed peppersJen's Menu Planning

Monday
Southwestern stuffed peppers from Simply Love Food (recipe below)
Green salad

Tuesday
Flank steak
Spinach salad with strawberries and goat cheese

Wednesday
Grilled salmon
Snow pea slaw
Grilled peaches with vanilla ice cream

Thursday
Mirin noodles with grilled prawns
Roasted apricots, with mascarpone and blackberry drizzled with honey

Friday
Spaghetti with home made pesto
Cherry tomatoes
Grilled chicken

 

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers from simplylovefood.com

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • 1/2 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 heaping tbsp of homemade taco seasoning
  • 2 cups of cooked brown rice
  • 3-4 organic bell peppers, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 can of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup of organic frozen corn
  • 1 (15 -16 ounce) jar of salsa (I used the fresh salsa in the refrigerated section)
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

 

Toppings:

  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream
  • sliced avocado

 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.

Note: Make sure you cook your turkey ahead of time that way you do not have to worry about it later. Also, I sauteed the onions until cooked thru, I then added in my cooked rice, black beans and corn.

In a bowl add the taco seasoning, cooked ground turkey, chopped onions, black beans, corn and rice. Add in the jar of salsa and mix well.

Carefully spoon the turkey mixture into each half of the bell peppers and place back into the baking dish. Cook the peppers for another 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are cooked all the way thru. Before removing from the oven sprinkle the tops of each pepper with shredded cheddar cheese. Place back into the oven just until the cheese has melted.

Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro, avocado slices and/or sour cream just before serving.

Image and recipe for Southwestern Stuffed Peppers from simplylovefood.com

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