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Monday 1 April 2019

Mediterranean Turkey-Stuffed Red Peppers

We do enjoy red peppers (capsicums) in our house, and I always have some in the kitchen. They are versatile for low carb snacks or for lovely lunches and dinners. Take this recipe suggestion, it's perfect for two, but obviously amend to suit.

Serves Two
2 red peppers (about 220g)
1 ½ tbsp. olive oil, plus an extra drizzle
240g lean turkey breast mince
½ small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tsp ground cumin
3-4 mushrooms, sliced
400g can chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp. tomato purée
1 chicken stock cube
handful fresh oregano leaves
60g mozzarella, grated

To Serve
150g green vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, mangetout or green beans)
1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Halve the peppers lengthways, then remove the seeds and core but keep the stalks on. Rub the peppers with a drizzle of olive oil and season well. Put on a baking tray and roast for 15 mins.
2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Fry the mince for 2-3 mins, stirring to break up the chunks, then tip onto a plate.
3. Wipe out your pan, then heat the rest of the oil over a medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic, stir-fry for 2-3 mins, then add the cumin and mushrooms and cook for 2-3 mins more.
4. Tip the mince back into the pan and add the chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Crumble in the stock cube and cook for 3-4 mins, then add the oregano and season. Remove the peppers from the oven and fill them with as much of the mince as you can. (Don’t worry if some spills out it – it will go satisfyingly crisp in the oven.) Top with the cheese and return to the oven for 10-15 mins until the cheese starts to turn golden.

5. Carefully slide the peppers onto a plate and serve alongside a pile of your favourite greens blanched, boiled or steamed.
Nutrition: per serving
fat 19g carbs 15g fibre 5g protein 40g

This is a recipe idea from Joe Wicks seen here, but have you seen his Reduced Carb Beef and Mushroom Pie here 

If you are looking for a Vegetarian Pepper Recipe - this one may be of interest. It's Feta Cheese Stuffed Bell Peppers and there are more details here 

from red peppers to red tulips ...I like this painting, seen here 

Dear reader, you will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog, and not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter. 

All the best Jan


Chris Lally said...

Sounds perfect for tomorrow's dinner though the other versions look great, too. No planning meals around here anymore. I just pop over to your awesome blog for a healthy, delicious, well balanced recipe.
Thanks, Jan!

Anonymous said...

This sounds so good, really pretty too! Healthy as well ! Thanks for sharing this,

Tom said...

...stuffed peppers have always been a favorite of mine.

Betty J. Crow said...

It's appealing to the eye and I'm sure very tasty.

Elephant's Child said...

I really like capsicum - but it has to be raw.

Christine said...

Beautiful dish!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I use rice in place of the turkey. Makes a great meal, too. Never thought of feta cheese, which of course, I love.

That's a beautiful painting and so perfect for spring, too.

Debbie said...

yum!! red much better than green!!!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never done stuff red peppers, although I'm fan of stuff green peppers

Lady Fi said...

I like stuffed peppers (but vegetarian)...

dellgirl said...

I love red peppers, we eat them a lot around here. This looks so yummy. I'm glad I already ate because this is making my mouth water. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a great week!

Margaret D said...

Looks good.
Use them for colour in the salads here.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I do love stuffed peppers, but am trying to develop a recipe which is not only low carb for me but vegetarian for my son. I think it will be stuffed with spaghetti squash, chopped mushrooms, scallions and some cheese...But it might be the squash with spinach and onions and less cheese. it's always a challenge for me, having things be low carb and vegetarian.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds good, peppers are always delicious. Have a good, new month, Valerie

Iris Flavia said...

I still have 2 in the fridge :-)
I don't think I can get turkey breast mince but beef or feta will do, thank you!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Deve de ser delicioso.
Um abraço e um bom mês de Abril.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...


Stuffed Pepper is one of my favorite meals. using the feta is different, I should try it. Thanks for sharing the recipes. Happy Monday, enjoy your day! Wishing you a great new week ahead!

Miss Val's Creations said...

We love stuffed peppers in our house. Normally it will be a combination of rice, veggies and lots of cheese!

Conniecrafter said...

I haven't had these in a long time, sounds so good!

carol l mckenna said...

More great recipes ~ love the veggies ~ thanks ^_^

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Out on the prairie said...

Sometimes I use the minature sweet peppers and use a variety of stuffings just trimming thetop off and filling them up. My favorite is goat cheese

William Kendall said...

Sounds good!

Martha said...

Oh, yummy! What a lovely recipe. Thank you.

Teresa said...

Me encantan los pimientos. Besitos.

Snowbird said...

I do love red peepers, they seem to go with everything!xxx

Magic Love Crow said...

Thanks so much Jan! Yummy!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Great recipe ~ love stuffed peppers ~ especially the red peppers ~

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