Unstuffed Pepper Skillet



  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ¼ pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice (I used the quick cooking brown rice to make everything faster)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish!


Step 1

Add 1 teaspoon of your olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat When the pan is hot, add your ground turkey and season with salt and pepper

Step 2

Let the turkey brown in the pan, stirring occasionally until it is cooked through

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook your brown rice

Step 4

When your turkey is almost done, add ½ teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ¼ teaspoon oregano. Stir to combine

Step 5

Set the turkey aside on a plate and add the remaining 1 teaspoon of olive oil to your pan

Step 6

Add your veggies (pepper, onion, garlic) and season with salt and pepper. Add your cherry tomatoes in with the veggies after they have been cooking for a few minutes - stir to combine

Step 7

Let the veggies cook until they have softened. If it gets too dry, add a splash of water and stir together When the veggies are almost done, add the remaining spices (1/2 teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon chili powder, ½ teaspoon paprika, and ½ teaspoon oregano)

Step 8

Add the turkey back into the veggies along with your ½ cup of cooked brown rice Add your lime juice and stir everything together. Season to taste Add your cheese - you can either stir it in or sprinkle it on top and melt under the broiler or in the microwave


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