I'm in no means a "food blogger" I don't really fancy myself as a cook either. But every once in a while I find a meal that is super easy to make and remember. The remembering part is key for me because I tend to not write things down and when I work off of a recipe on my phone I never save it or remember where it came from and it is never made again. This recipe requires 5 ingredients. That is something else I love, the fewer the ingredients , the better!
5 Ingredient Stuffed Peppers
I love when things require a handful of ingredients. Check out my 5 Ingredient Guacamole or my 4 Ingredient Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Stuffed peppers is a great meal for a fall, chilly night. It is a very filling meal, my husband and I can only eat 1 pepper each. We almost always have left over mixture that goes great on nachos as a lunch or snack the next day!
What You'll Need
1 pound of ground turkey (or ground beef)
3-4 bell peppers (I use green but yellow, red, or orange will work too)
1 can of black beans
1 bag of "Spanish Style" rice (think Uncle Ben's microwaveable rice bags)
1 cup of marina sauce
Instructions for 5 Ingredient Stuffed Peppers
Prior to getting started, pre-heat your oven to 450 degrees that way the oven will be ready for your peppers just as you're finishing the prep work.
Prepare your bell peppers by rinsing them, slicing off their tops and removing their insides.
*Tip* I always rinse the inside of the pepper after too, just to make sure I get all of the seeds out.
Place your peppers standing upright in a baking tray, I only use three peppers so they fit into a loaf pan. (For a speedy clean up, you can line the pan with tin foil.)
Brown your meat in a pan on the stovetop. Good news! This is a one pan operation. All of your ingredients (less the peppers) will go in this pan.
While the meat is cooking, make your rice. I mentioned Uncle Ben's microwaveable bags only because it is super easy, 90 seconds in the microwave and it's done. They are also packed with a ton of flavor and it really brings a lot to the meal. You can of course use any kind of rice you prefer but if you aren't going to use a seasoned rice I suggest adding in a chili packet or taco seasoning packet to the entire pan prior to putting it into your peppers.
Once the meat is cooked, keep the heat on the pan and add the can of black beans (drain it first), the cup of marinara sauce and your cooked "Spanish Style" rice to the pan and mix it together
Scoop the mixture into the peppers. Even if your using 4 peppers there will most likely be left over!
Cover with tin foil and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
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