Mom’s Ground Turkey and Peppers
BellaFina™ peppers may be used to create a wide variety of recipes, from appetizers to main dishes. BellaFina™ peppers are often used in salads, vegetables trays with or without dip, cooked in stews and sauces and stuffed with meat, cheese and grains.
1 cup chopped yellow onion, including some chopped greens from scallions or green onions
3-4 BellaFina peppers (red or yellow preferred), chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey, preferably ground turkey thighs
1 teaspoon chipotle powder or chili powder (or to taste)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet on medium high heat. Add the chopped onions and BellaFina pepper and cook until onions and peppers are softened, a couple minutes. Add the garlic and cook 30 seconds more.
Push the vegetables to the edge of one side of the pan and position that side of the pan so that it is off the burner, away from the heat. The empty part of the pan should be right over the burner. Add one or two more tablespoons of oil to coat the empty part of the pan. Put crumpled chunks of ground turkey in the pan, sprinkle with salt and chipotle or chili powder.
Cook the turkey without stirring until it is browned on one side, then turn the pieces over to brown the other side. Once the turkey is just cooked through, stir in the onions and peppers, and sprinkle with more salt and chili powder to taste. Remove from heat. Stir in fresh chopped parsley or cilantro. Serve alone, or with steamed rice or noodles.
Yield: Serves 4.