Stuffed peppers are an amazing way to use up odds and ends you have kicking around in your fridge. I realized this when I read this blog post, which was a life changer. The formula can be used for whatever you have in your house with no immediate plans to use up: deli meat, chicken, beans, corn, rice, salsa, barbeque sauce… these are things I almost always have in my house! Tonight I was determined to use up deli turkey, it was on a great sale so naturally, I bought too much. So here are my turkey taco stuffed peppers.
The formula provided by Modern Common Place book is: 1/4 pound of meat, 1/2 cup of filling and 1/2 cup of sauce per pepper. I admit I didn’t measure but I think I used about half her formula because the peppers I was cooking with were pretty small.
1/2 a pound shredded deli turkey
1 cup of black beans
1 cup of salsa
4 bell peppers
shredded cheddar cheese
It’s so easy! Just cut the peppers in half so that each pepper makes 2 bowls. Mix the turkey, beans and salsa in a bowl then fill the peppers with this mixture. Cook at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and cook 10 more minutes.
So easy, so delicious. Peter said it’s his new favorite meal that I cook! YAY!