Monday, January 14, 2013

Paleo Stuffed Bell Peppers

2 pounds lean ground turkey
4-6 bell peppers
3-4 cloves chopped fresh garlic
1 cup frozen spinach
1 cup chopped frozen or fresh green beans
1 tbsp. Cumin
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tbsp chili powder
3/4 cup water, or more if needed to make the meat saucier
1-2 tbsp Arrowroot powder add 1 tbsp at a time (you can use more, stir well right away or it will clump.  It will thicken as it cooks).
100% Sunflower oil cooking spray (or any cooking spray if not eating Paleo)

Cut the tops off the peppers and clean the seeds out, remove stem and chop the tops of the peppers into very small pieces.

Spray a large skillet with cooking spray
Add meat, garlic, the diced tops of the peppers, green beans, brown and drain
Add seasonings to the skillet stir well
Add the spinach to the skillet
Add water and 1 tsp Arrowroot, stir and simmer on low for about 5 minutes, add more water and powder as needed

Set oven to broil
While the meat is cooking put the peppers on a baking sheet sitting up, and broil for about 5 minutes, watch closely.  They will start to become tender but not too tender the sides start falling in. 

Remove peppers from oven, set oven to 350

Fill the peppers until they are overflowing

Bake in the oven for about 15-20 minutes or until heated through (be sure to check at 15 minutes so you do not overcook the peppers and the sides are tender crisp)

Optional melt vegan cheese on the top, or top with hot sauce
Picture has corn, but since switching to Paleo, we use green beans

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