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Herbed Stuffed Green Peppers Recipe

This main dish from Bea Taus of Fremont, California has a wonderful fresh garden taste. The herbs add flavor—no need for salt. "I like to serve these peppers with green salad, French bread and fresh fruit," says Bea.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 green peppers, tops and seeds removed
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large kettle, blanch peppers in boiling water 3 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
  • 2. In a large skillet with a nonstick finish, brown the turkey. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet, combine tomato liquid, onion, celery, garlic and herbs. Simmer until vegetables are tender and the mixture has begun to thicken. Stir in tomatoes, turkey and rice.
  • 3. Stuff into peppers and place in a baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Top each pepper with about 1 tablespoon cheese. Return to oven for 3 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (rice prepared without salt) equals 2 meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch; also, 267 calories, 483 mg sodium, 51 mg cholesterol, 29 gm carbohydrate, 21 gm protein, 10 gm fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer