Southwest stuffed peppers

I loved the look of this recipe from the moment I spotted it on Pinterest. No carbs? Check! Healthy? Check! Full of veggies? Check! I did make a couple changes but my version is very close to the original. We served ours with roasted mushrooms for an earthy side.

Southwest stuffed peppers
inspired by Simply Love Food

1/2 lb lean ground turkey
1c chopped white onion
1T taco seasoning - we use
2C frozen mix veggies
3 green peppers, halved and seeds removed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1C salsa of your choice - we used tomatillo salsa
shredded cheddar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat peppers with oil and roast in baking dish for about 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Sautee chopped onion in pan. Add turkey and sautee until cooked through. Add taco seasoning to turkey mixture and remove from heat. In a bowl, mix together turkey, black beans, mixed vegetables, and salsa. Carefully spoon mixture into each bell pepper and return to baking dish. Cook peppers for another 15-20 minutes. Before removing from oven, top with grated cheddar and cook until cheese has melted. Let cool for 2-3 minutes then enjoy!

P.S. We have not gone carb free or low carb - I just have way too many pasta and rice based recipes. Sometime I just need a change!

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