Monday, June 27, 2016

Meat Stuffed Peppers

There are many choices when it comes to making the filling for stuffed peppers. This one started with a recipe I had seen titled Spinach and Meat Stuffed Peppers. I had extra celery on hand and no spinach, so I made the recipe as follows:

Dig in!

Ingredients - 2 to 3 servings

1 cup low-sugar tomato sauce
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 – 2 garlic cloves, minced and divided
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
½ medium onion, chopped
½ lb. combination ground turkey and ground sausage turkey - I used mostly ground turkey with a few tablespoons of ground turkey sausage
½ to ¾ cup celery, chopped
⅓ cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated and divided
2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 
2 large bell peppers; red, orange, yellow, or green - this makes plenty of filling, so the larger the peppers, the better