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Clean Ground Turkey Roasted Stuffed Peppers (paleo, GF)

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of minced red onion
  • 2 Tbs of minced garlic, (this was 4 large cloves for me)
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 2 lbs of ground turkey, ( I used 1 pound of 99% lean ground turkey and 1 pound of 93% lean ground turkey)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 4 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 cups strained tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 red peppers
  • 3 large carrots, , peeled and sliced
  • 1 sweet potato, , sliced and quartered
  • optional- a sprinkle of honey

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Put the diced red onion and minced garlic into a large pot. Top with 2 tsp of olive oil, mix oil into the onion and garlic with a spatula and heat the pot over medium high heat. Let the onions and garlic cook for 2 1/2 minutes.
  • Then, add the ground turkey to the pot. Using a rubber spatula, push down into the turkey, trying to break it up into pieces. Add 2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of ground black pepper, and 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper to the meat. Let the meat cook for 5 minutes, mixing every so often, and making sure the meat breaks up into small pieces.
  • Add the 4 Tbs of tomato paste to the ground turkey and mix. Let the meat cook for 2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, then add the strained and chopped tomatoes to the pot and stir. Add 2 tsp of basil and 1 1/2 tsp of oregano, mix, and let the mixture cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes, and set aside.
  • Cut the tops off of 4 red peppers, empty out the inside seeds and extra skin.
  • Fill each red pepper with 1/2-3/4 cup of the ground turkey meat sauce, and place into a rectangular pan.
  • Put the sliced carrots and sweet potatoes in the empty space surrounding the peppers in the pan.
  • Top the carrots and sweet potatoes with the remaining ground turkey meat sauce.
  • Put the pan into the oven for 60 minutes. You'll want the peppers to soften and have a little bit of a burn on top.
  • Note: try eating your stuffed peppers with some honey, delicious!