Stuffed Bell Peppers

Okay, I am not a cook and this is not really a recipe, it’s an idea.  It loosely resembles a method.  Winking smile


I started out by cooking some small yellow and orange peppers with onions in a pan and added the ground turkey, to that, I added dried basil, garlic, salt and pepper.   Then to that I added some rice I cooked up with beef broth. (Don’t ask me why I used beef broth, I had it, so I used it.)  Winking smile

The ground turkey was on sale for $2.50 each.  I think I need to see if it is still on sale, that’s like half off!!!!


I got that all cooking and in the meantime, preheated my oven to whatever it decides to heat to, but roughly 350.  I poured some canned spaghetti sauce to the bottom of a baking dish.


I cut some large red and yellow peppers in half and cleaned them out.  Now, what I didn’t do was precook them.  I will zap them next time, even though they were cooked enough. It will be easier for me to handle/digest if I do.

Then I added just a bit of the sauce to the mixture, enough to make it bind better and scooped it in the peppers.  I topped some of them with cheese, I didn’t have enough for all of them.  Then I topped that with the remaining sauce.


I covered and baked for 30 minutes then removed the foil and cooked a few minutes more until bubbly.


My kid went crazy!  She loved these.  I can’t tell you how happy it makes me when she likes what I cook.

I added some Texas toast from the freezer and there you have it. (99 cent store purchase).


A nice quick lunch.  (I topped with fresh cilantro!)

My kid eats out with her dad and at home with me, today she said she loves it when I cook like this!  She also loves tacos and burritos.  So she is easy.

Oh.. I used up the little peppers in the mix and then I chopped and put the rest in the freezer for another time.


Nothing gets wasted here if I can help it.

While I was cooking, my kid was working on a project.  She had to create a war diary from a fictitious soldier.

I have to share it with you.


I turned out so cute.


She made this up and she used things from what we have on hand in our very messy craft shelf.


I hope it gets her the extra credit she needs.

So there  you go, a really easy and satisfying lunch or dinner.

Taste just like my moms, who I miss more with each passing month.  But things like this help.

Hope you are enjoying Martin Luther King day!



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