Stuffed peppers are an easy main dish that looks great and tastes even better. Stuffed peppers are (for the ones that never tried) any variety of bell peppers that has been hollowed and filled with a stuffing. You can have vegetarian stuffed peppers also. My mom made meat and vegetarian stuffed peppers.
I love stuffed peppers. Usually, my mom makes it with a mix of pork and veal, but I wanted to try something lighter.
- 10 – 12 bell peppers – any color
- 700 g ground turkey breast
- 1-2 onions – I used red because are more sweet
- ½ glass rice
- 1 handful of baby spinach
- Homemade tomato juice – 500 ml
As I said before, I want to make an easier and healthier stuffed peppers recipe. Prepare the bell peppers by cutting the tops of and removing the seeds and the ribs. Wash them and set aside.
Cut the parsley, cilantro, onion and spinach. In a bowl mix rice, turkey, salt, pepper, parsley, spinach, onions and cilantro. Stuff 75% of each pepper and place it into a large pot. Pour the tomato juice on top of the peppers. Add water if needed.
Cook several hours until peppers are tender and rice is completely cooked.
You can serve the peppers with the tomato sauce or add some heavy cream or yogurt. I love them with heavy cream and fresh homemade bread.