No more Manwich…Homemade is so much better tasting! This Sloppy Joe mixture is simple and so yummy. Once made, it’s stuffed into colorful bell peppers and baked until the peppers are tender. Each hearty stuffed pepper has 290 calories, 5 grams of fat and 2 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 4 Green.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
4 large red bell peppers, yellow, orange or a combination (each about 3½ inches high and 3½ inches wide)
1 cup onions, chopped
1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound 99% ground turkey breast
1 teaspoon garlic, minced
1 (8 ounces) can tomato sauce
⅓ cup ketchup
¼ cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Black pepper, to taste
⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the tops of 4 bell peppers about 1-inch down from top. Clean out seeds and membranes. Throw away the tops. Set peppers aside.
2. In a small microwave-safe bowl or plate, add onions, chopped red bell peppers, and cook in microwave for 2 minutes, to soften.
3. In a large nonstick pan, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil. Add ground turkey, softened onions/bell peppers, and garlic. Cook turkey until no longer pink, stirring often. Be sure to break up ground turkey into a crumble as it cooks.
4. Stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard, Worcestershire sauce. Season with a little black pepper and red pepper flakes. Mix well. Continue to cook about 5 minutes until heated through. Remove from heat.
5. Stuff each bell pepper with ground turkey mixture. Place each in a 9-inch baking dish. Pour 1 cup water in bottom of baking dish. Cover dish with foil and bake for 45-50 minutes until bell peppers are soft. If peppers are not soft enough, cook about 5 more minutes.
6. Once cooked, cooled and wrapped, they freeze great!
Makes 4 servings. Each serving, 1 stuffed pepper
Bell peppers come in a variety of colors. Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste. The red, yellow, orange taste naturally sweet. I personally dislike the green so whenever a recipe calls for bell peppers, I opt for red, orange or yellow..
Sweet bell peppers are a good source of vitamin A, C, and folate. The green ones have half the vitamin C and 1/10th the vitamin A compared to red, orange, and yellow ones.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 2-Blue
WW SmartPoints 4-Green
WW Points Plus 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 stuffed bell pepper
280 calories, 5g fat, 0g sat. fat, 31g protein, 31g carbs, 4g fiber, 888mg sodium, 11g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
57 calories, 0g sat. fat, 5g sugar, 0g protein