Oct 9, 2012

Tasty Tuesday

Mexican style stuffed bell peppers in the slow cooker.
this is no.2 pencil's picture, because, well i was so drawn in by ours
that i forgot to snap a picture & i didn't think y'all
would want to see my plate w/just a few bites 
this week i am being lazy...........i am repeating last week's menu *gasp* for the simple reason it ROCKED!! one of our favorite things we had last week was a super simple yet delicious meal from no. 2 pencil via Pinterest (if you have not checked out this site go do it as soon as you're done reading this!).  of course i tweaked the recipe, because, well, i rarely ever follow one lol  i swapped quinoa for the rice and i used ground turkey because i had it on hand.  i changed a few other things to from the original recipe.  i did realize a downfall from using the crock pot though........if you are smelling yummy food, that just gets better every hour, cooking all day long; by the time dinner rolls around you tend to get so excited you forget to snap a picture for your blog!  we had leftover for lunch last week and even BabyL loved these *score one for healthy kids* this is without a doubt a keeper in our house.  the kids and i already figured out ways to do other stuffed bell peppers in the crock pot too.  i am starting to fall in love with my crockpot after last week :)

here's how i made it:
5 bell peppers
1-1.5lbs of ground turkey
3 scallions
5 garlic cloves crushed
3/4c fresh salsa
1c of shredded sharp cheese
1/2c of cooked (leftover) quinioa

i used my handy dandy kitchen aid stand mixer and whirled together all the ingredients (except for the bell peppers) until a nice meatloafy texture formed.  while those yummy things were blending together; i cut the tops off the bell peppers, and used a spoon to get the seeds out of them.  after the mixture was all nice and squishy (like a meatloaf) i spooned the meat mixture into the bell peppers, added some extra cheese on top, and placed them into the crock pot.  i put about 1/2c of water in the crock pot and i sliced some yellow onion and garlic and put in there as well for some added flavor.  after everything was done cooking i put the garlic and onions into a container and used them as added fill-ins for eggs :)  i cooked the bell peppers for about 6 hours on low.  throw in some fresh greens and dinner is done!  another cheap and easy meal brought to you by FitMommaD (after some awesome inspiration by no.2 pencil!)!!!

have a tasty tuseday y'all *waves*


Erica Giles said...

This is the best stuffed pepper recipe I've seen so far. Totally going to try it!

FitMommaD said...

Please let me know when you do! I'd love to hear what you think of it :)