I love stuffed peppers and wanted to try them in my crockpot using turkey. I am so excited about the Fall. The harvest of vegetables and fruit really gets me in the mood to cook all kinds of things. I recently tried something new with tomatoes and peppers.
I did not get the chance to do my own tomatoes this year so a friend of mine who knew I really wanted to. told me to buy my bushels and freeze them whole. I did but I will post about that this week sometime.
With the cooler weather I really rely on many things. I love my pressure cooker, which cuts cooking time in half and retains lots of moisture and nutrients. The perfect baby food machine. I also cook a lot with stoneware. I absolutely love the flavor my dishes have, and the tenderness of the meat, so juicy. Just yummy every time.
One of the best tools I have in my kitchen is my crockpot. I work from home so I can use it during the day, but I also use it at night when I am sleeping. In the morning when I am getting all four kids ready for school, there is a meal that is ready to be cooled down and put in the fridge to be warmed up later that day or saved for later in the week. Like these stuffed peppers. I am so proud of how they turned out. I am not really a recipe follower and I usually wing it.
If you are a recipe follower you will want to check out Life Made Delicious site. You can find a Chorizo stuffed pepper recipe there too and much more.
Here is my version of stuffed peppers.
I started with Spanish onion, sauteed with olive oil. Next I added some of my frozen Roma tomatoes. I am trying to stay away from canned. Then I let the tomatoes cook down. I left the skin on as it was being stuffed into the peppers and it’s extra healthy. I saved some for the last step of my recipe.
I also added fresh pressed garlic. I then put the tomatoes aside. The ground turkey was next. Seasoned with oregano and rosemary, no measuring. Once it was cooked I added 2 and a half cups if uncooked long grain rice. Mix well. Add the tomato. onion, garlic mixture.
Time to prepare my beautiful peppers. Cut the tops off, and core the inside, removing the seeds. You can trim the bottoms to make sure they stand upright. I made sure to choose ones that were already upright when I bought them.
Time to stuff and tuck into the crockpot! Put the lids back on and drizzle with tomato sauce, mixed with some basil.
I let them cook overnight. They can easily be frozen too once cooked. A very healthy, nutritious meal that is so easy. For those of you who work outside the home full time and are nervous to leave a crockpot on all day without you being there. The solution is so simple. Cook it at night when your home.
Here is the end result and it was delicious! Salt and Pepper added to your taste of course.
I definitely plan on trying the Life Made Delicious recipe next time. I love chorizo and it would be such a different flavor than this dish.
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