One of my favorite dishes is stuffed peppers but I don't like cooking all of the ingredients and then baking them until the peppers are soft - too time consuming! In the winter, I do a "stuffed" pepper soup that is quick and easy but I'm not quite ready for soup season yet, so I cooked up a this un-stuffed pepper skillet. While, I call this a skillet meal, in my opinion, it's easier to make in a pot with higher sides or Dutch oven as a skillet will be really full.
The whole recipe is only 10 points on Weight Watchers Freestyle and it's easily 5 servings, making it 2 points for serving. Top it with a little cheese and sour cream for extra points.
1.25 lbs 99% FF ground turkey (you can also use beef or higher fat turkey but it will increase the points if you are following Weight Watchers)
1 packet chili seasoning, ideally low sodium
1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
2 large bell peppers, any color, diced
1 14.5 oz can of black beans
1.5 cups of cooked rice
Sour cream or plan Greek yogurt
Cooking equipment: Very large skillet or high-sided pot or Dutch oven (preferred)
Spray pan with cooking spray and turn on medium heat, add ground turkey and season with chili seasoning. Brown the meat until fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes.
Add tomatoes, diced peppers, black beans and cooked rice. Stir. If the mixture appears dry (especially an issue with low fat meat) add up to .5 cups of water. Allow to warm fully and simmer uncovered about 5-8 minutes.
Top with cheese and sour cream or yogurt if desired and serve.
This recipe is easiest if you already have cooked rice on hand but if you don't have rice ready to go, you can either A) put some in the rice cooker about 10-15 minutes before you start browning your meat or B) you can add uncooked rice and water to cook it to your pan and allow it to simmer covered together for about 20 minutes until your rice is fully cooked. This is a delicious option but a little more time consuming.
When made with 99% FF ground turkey, the recipe is 10 total points on Freestyle. Dividing it into 5 servings makes it 2 points each, excluding any optional toppings. The 5 servings are pretty generous portions.
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