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I have never been a real big fan of stuffed bell peppers, until I made my own!  Usually stuffed with rice and ground meat made it dry and flavorless so I knew I had to do something different to light up the dish and give it some much needed love.  And this recipe did just that!  Packed with tender and juicy meat, savory veggies, flavorful salsa and seasoning changed my thoughts on stuffed bell peppers forever.  

Step 1: It’s all in the prep.

For this recipe, I went with ground turkey as the protein, but any ground meat will work.  Choose what you like most.  

Preheat the grill to 300 degrees and set for indirect heat.  Place the ground turkey into a cast iron skillet and set it on the grill grates.  Break up the meat to create the meat crumbles which will allow the protein to cook evenly.  Season with your choice of taco seasoning.  Total cook time will be around 5 minutes or until the turkey meat browns up.  Remove from the cast iron and set aside covering it in foil.

Next, it’s time to get the veggies grilled.  For this recipe I went with sweet potatoes instead of the traditional rice.  The softness and flavor of the veggie works very well with lean meat like turkey.  Dice up the sweet potatoes into small cubes.  Repeat the same with an onion. Keep veggies separate from one another.

Hollow bell peppers
Stuffed Bell Peppers

First, place all the cubed up potatoes on the same cast iron that you used to cook the ground turkey.  Do not clean off the pan after removing the meat.  Allow the veggies to sauté in the seasoned pan for extra flavor.  Season the potatoes with taco seasoning and let it cook until they are medium soft.  Next, add in the chopped onions and continue grilling until all the veggies are fork soft.

In a mixing bowl, add the cooked ground turkey, grilled veggies, salsa and shredded colby jack cheese. Fold the ingredients together.  Avoid fast and aggressive mixing of the ingredients as you risk making the stuffing mushy from the potatoes.  

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Step 2: Time to fill and grill the stuffed bell peppers.

Peppers on the grill

Cut off the top of each bell pepper and remove the inside making the veggie hollow inside.  Stuff each bell pepper compactly to the top and sprinkle more shredded colby jack cheese over the top.  Place the stuffed bell peppers upright in the cast iron and place them back on the grill for another 20 minutes allowing the cheese to melt and soften the peppers. Enjoy!

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Stuffed Bell Peppers

Packed with tender and juicy meat, savory of veggies and flavorful salsa and seasoning changed my thoughts on stuffed bell peppers forever.  
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 People

Ingredients 

  • 1 lbs Honeysuckle White ground turkey
  • 4 Bell peppers
  • 2 Sweet potatoes
  • 1 Large onion
  • 1/2 cup Shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 tbsp Taco seasoning

Instructions 

  • Preheat the grill to 300 degrees and set for indirect heat. 
  • Place the ground turkey into a cast iron skillet and set it on the grill grates. 
  • Break up the meat to create the meat crumbles which will allow the protein to cook evenly.  Season with your choice of taco seasoning.  Total cook time will be around 5 minutes or until the turkey meat browns up.  Remove from the cast iron and set aside covering it in foil.
  • Dice up the sweet potatoes and onion into small cubes keeping the veggies separate from one another.
  • Throw the potatoes into the same cast iron that was used to cook the ground turkey.  Season the potatoes with taco seasoning and let if cook until they are medium soft. 
  • Next, add in the chopped onions and continue grilling until all the veggies are fork soft. Total cook time for veggies will be around 20 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the cooked ground turkey, grilled veggies, salsa and shredded colby jack cheese. Fold in the ingredients together. 
  • Cut off the top of each bell pepper and remove the inside making the veggie hollow.  Stuff each bell pepper compactly to the top and sprinkle more shredded colby jack cheese over the top. 
  • Place the stuffed bell peppers upright in the cast iron and place them back on the grill for another 20 minutes allowing the cheese to melt and soften the peppers.
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I make easy meals that anyone can replicate at home. I’m not a professionally trained chef, just your average guy that likes to fire up the grill. So follow along and see what’s cooking today!

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