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Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers with a Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce- Whole30 + Paleo

Taco Stuffed Mini Peppers with a Cilantro Jalapeño Sauce- Whole30 + Paleo

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. mini sweet peppers – about 20-30 depending on size- halved lengthwise stems on, and seeded
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey
  • 1 tbs chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 10-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 4-oz can diced green chilis
  • 2 T cilantro finely chopped
  • Sauce recipe linked

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and while oven is warming, line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Place peppers cut side up, sprinkle salt over all the peppers- about 1 tsp, and bake for 15-20 minutes until softened- leave the oven on
  • While the peppers are baking, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat, add oil, then add ground turkey, and all the seasonings, as well as the remaining salt. Brown the meat, and ensure you break it up, so that it will fit nicely in the peppers. Once the meat is cooked through, add the tomatoes and chilis, until the liquid has absorbed- about 3-5 minutes, remove from heat
  • Carefully fill the baked pepper halves and return to the oven to heat through for 5 minutes
  • Let cool slightly, and drizzle sauce over top, garnish with cilantro and serve either hot or room temperature