I created this recipe on a whim yesterday… it was a cosmic accident. John had just made some lovely homemade tomato sauce, I had 3 different colored peppers in the refrigerator that needed to be used, and a pound of turkey in the freezer. Voila! These got rave reviews from my husband and mother in law… they said it didn’t even taste like turkey. So you GOTTA try it! 🙂 By the way, if you aren’t a huge fan of green peppers, try some of the other colors as they tend to be a little sweeter. Again, terrible with the pictures. I need to start taking pictures right after I make it!
- 3 medium peppers in multiple colors
- 1lb ground turkey
- 1/4 cup quick oats
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- garlic powder
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- fresh parsley
- your favorite tomato sauce
- olive oil or cooking spray
- shredded mozzarella and/or Romano cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Oil/spray your bakeware to prevent sticking.
- Cut the peppers lengthwise (as opposed to just cutting the tops off). Remove the stems and seeds and place them on your bakeware.
- Mix together the remaining ingredients excluding the tomato sauce, olive oil and cheese.
- Spoon turkey mixture onto peppers. Use the curvature of your spoon to form a nice ball, or form patties with your hands. I just found using the spoon less messy :). This will be a little different from traditional peppers because they are cut lengthwise, so there will be a lot of the filling sticking out.
- Cover with as much tomato sauce as you desire and top with mozzarella or romano cheese and top with parsley and oregano.
- Bake for 45-55 minutes (or until centers are completely cooked).