Weeknight Dinner For Two no. 3

I absolutely love #stuffedbellpepper for its versatility, hardiness, and healthiness.  Anyway you choose to make it, it’s a winner.  So here’s my version, for this time.  It’ll probably be different next time!!

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  1. Cook the #bulgur (so hardy) first by bringing  to boil 1 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 a cup of bulgur in a small pot. Once water is reduced, turn to medium-low and keep the lid on as it continues cooking.  About 10 minutes or until you see a brown rice-consistency. You can substitute rice or quinoa if you wish. img_3405
  2. Brown half cup of lean turkey meat in a pan.  Break up the meat with a wooden spoon as you stir.IMG_3409.JPG
  3. Add two medium-sized chopped tomatoes, followed by adding my (or your) seasonings to the ground meat. Cook For Two minutes.
  4. img_3417Combine half the amount of the cooked bulgur to the mixture and stir. Turn off the heat and set the pan aside.  At this point you can chop a handful of cilantro and add to the mixture.
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  6. Begin assembling the #stuffedbellpeppers.  Cut each bell pepper’s top to create a lid and using a spoon, clean the inside to make room for stuffing.  Gently spoon in the mixture inside the Bellpeppers, but leave room to fit the pepper-lid on top. Sit them inside a deep pot.
  7. Add a splash of water for steam cooking the peppers. Keeping the lid on, turn heat to medium-low. Set timer for 30 minutes or longer depending on how you prefer the texture of peppers to be. We like ours a bit on the crunchy side, so 30 minutes is sufficient.

Note: This amount had some leftover meat mixture which I added back to the pot. You can also use it to stuff one more bell pepper or do as I did.

Hope you give it try and love it as much as I do.  Please share if you have other versions so I can make it.

 

 

2 thoughts on “Weeknight Dinner For Two no. 3

    • I discovered the paste in a tube recently and switched. It lasts much longer the cans when you don’t use the whole thing up. It’s usually in the isle where they keep Italian food ingredients.

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