Turkey and Garbanzo Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Stuffed bell peppers are a dish originating from Mediterranean and Latin American cuisines. This recipe is inspired and filled with Meditteranean flavors.

Turkey and Garbanzo Beans Stuffed Bell Peppers

Recipe by Zivile


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  • 5-6 red bell peppers

  • 3 lbs of lean ground turkey

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 1 16 oz can of garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained

  • 1 zucchini, chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • 1 tbsp dried mint

  • 1 tbsp dried oregano

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • 10 tsps panko bread crumbs

  • 4 tbsp + 2 tbsp olive oil

Let’s make it

  • Cut the bell peppers in half and remove the seeds and membranes. You can boil the peppers for a few minutes to soften them. (I skip this step).
  • In a frying pan, preheat 4 tbsp of olive oil and cook onions, garlic, and ground turkey until browned. Add garbanzo beans and zuchini. Cool slightly.
  • Fill the pepper halves with the meat mixture.
  • Place the stuffed peppers in a baking dish, and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes at 350°F (175°C) or until cheese is melted, slightly browned and peppers are tender.
  • Enjoy!

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