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Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers are a fun dish, not only because they're tasty, but because you get to eat the vessel they're served in. To make this a vegetarian dish, simply swap in crumbled veggie burgers for the ground turkey. Even if you're not a vegetarian family, it's good to eat vegetarian sometimes just for the extra veggies, so why not give it a try?

To make stuffed peppers, you'll need to spend some time in the produce section of your grocery store. This recipe will serve four. Start off with four medium green or red bell peppers. Brown ground turkey along with a chopped onion in a skillet. Stir in tomato sauce, water, and garlic and herb seasoning. Bring this mixture to a boil, then add a cup of instant brown rice. Stir, cover and remove from heat. Let stand for a few minutes.

In the meantime, you should have the oven preheated. Prepare the peppers by rinsing them, cutting off the tops, removing the seeds, and rinsing the insides. Place the peppers in the dish, spoon in the meat mixture, and cover the entire thing in aluminum foil. Pop in the oven, bake until tender.