Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paleo Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

Typically, I liken eating ground turkey to chewing the rubber at the bottom of a gym shoe. So, when turkey stuffed peppers Paleo style were requested, I was less than thrilled. I mulled over several recipes, tweaking the typical bread crumbs for ground almonds, quadrupling the amount of garlic, (again, plain  ground turkey is just NASTY) and then kinda mashed them all together and made these bad boys. They are not only edible, but I can honestly say I will be making them again. I made extra turkey mix, rolled them into meatballs, and browned them for a few minutes in a hot pan, then finished them for 15 minutes in the oven.

Stuffed Peppers

4 peppers (any color you like)
2 lbs ground turkey
1 small can chipolte peppers
1/2 cup carrots
1/2 cup zucchini
1/2 cup squash
lots of garlic
1 egg
1/2 cup ground almonds
1 or 2 jalapenos
1/2 mushrooms
1/2 cup onions
salt, pepper, cayenne to taste

Put all the veggies (except the peppers) in a food processor and grind until it looks like baby food. Add this mix to ground turkey, add egg, seasonings and ground almonds and mix with your hands. Cut the tops off of your peppers, take the seeds out and stuff your turkey mixture in the pepper. I put a can of crushed tomatoes and garlic on the bottom of a baking dish, and baked the peppers for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

If you are making this meat into meatballs, roll the meat into balls, cook in a dab of olive oil and brown on all sides, then finish in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.


  1. something else we will be trying!!! Thanks Kim!

  2. My Bob will love this Kim,,,He loves Jalapenos !! Looks good as well..

  3. The meatballs were sloppy... The mixture was too wet. You said baby food consistency which is puréed.... Maybe next time I will leave chunks