Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

I am about a week into the 21 Day Fix with Beachbody and I have been trying some new delicious recipes that fit into my meal plan. I love stuffed peppers but they do get messy at times. In hopes of finding a new way to still enjoy stuffed peppers, I went to the drawing board to see if there was a better way to devour them.

Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

One hour on Pinterest and a grocery trip later, I have what I need to make some “deconstructed” Stuffed Peppers. Just looking at the ingredients makes my mouth water. I decided to go with the skillet form because what momma wants to add more dishes into the sink. Am I right?

Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

I used turkey in my recipe but you can always add in ground chicken, ground beef, or a friendly vegetarian option. Also, the recipe calls for 1 red bell pepper but I decided to use the smaller peppers for color and they are easier to cut into small pieces. Try the recipe below and let me know what you guys think and if you made any changes to it!

Deconstructed Stuffed Pepper Skillet

Deconstructed Stuffed Peppers Skillet

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (I used the small peppers since I knew I was dicing them up)
  • 1/2 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 Cup of Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered
  • 1/4 Pound of Ground Turkey (or whatever you choose)
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Rice (I cheated and used the quick one)
  • 2 Teaspoons of Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Fresh lime Juice
  • Chopped Cilantro (For Taste and to make everything pretty)

 

Instructions

  • Add 1 teaspoon of your olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat
  • When the pan is hot, add your ground turkey and season with salt and pepper
  • Let the turkey brown in the pan, stirring occasionally until it is cooked through
  • Meanwhile, cook your brown rice
  • When your turkey is almost done, add ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ¼ teaspoon oregano. Stir to combine
  • Set the turkey aside on a plate and add the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil to your pan
  • Add your veggies (pepper, onion, garlic) and season with salt and pepper. Add your cherry tomatoes in with the veggies after they have been cooking for a few minutes – stir to combine
  • Let the veggies cook until they have softened. If it gets too dry, add a splash of water and stir together
  • When the veggies are almost done, add the remaining spices (1/2 teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon oregano)
  • Add the turkey back into the veggies along with your ½ cup of cooked brown rice
  • Add your lime juice and stir everything together. Season to taste
  • Sprinkle that cheese! You can either stir it in or sprinkle it on top and melt under the broiler

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