Mexican Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Jennie-O Turkey

I was so excited to see that cooking with Jennie-O wasn’t just just a one-time deal when some goodies arrived at my house! If you recall, they sent me ingredients to make something for breakfast a little while back.  A few days ago, they sent me turkey products to aid me in summery recipes.

Here’s what I received:

I decided to make stuffed peppers with the ground turkey.  But instead of just the traditional stuffed peppers with rice and ketchup stuffed inside, I wanted something a little a little less heavy and more summery tasting, so I used salsa and taco seasoning.

Mexican Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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Mexican Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe
  • 3-4 large green peppers, halved lengthwise, washed out and seeded
  • 1 20 oz package Jennie- O Ground Lean Turkey
  • 2 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup tomato salsa
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • (Optional ingredients): Brown Rice, Sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, sour cream, hot chili sauce, extra cheese-- basically anything you'd find in Mexican Food)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut Green Peppers in half, lengthwise (top to bottom). Scoop out seeds and use water to rinse out the rest.
  3. Fill a large pot with water, bring to a boil and put peppers a couple at a time in pot. Leave in for 3-4 minutes until skin is softer. (They will change from green, to bright green, to duller green.) Pull out with tongs, drain out water
  4. Brown ground turkey in a large skillet on medium heat.
  5. Add 3 TBSP of water and the Taco seasoning to the turkey and stir.
  6. Stir in Salsa. If meat seems too dry, add more. Turn heat down to low when turkey is heated thoroughly.
  7. Mix in Cheese
  8. Place pepper halves in glass casserole dish, open side up, then spoon in turkey mixture
  9. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  10. Serve with toppings of your choice

I feel like my girls enjoyed these more than the traditional stuffed peppers. My youngest doesn’t care for any type of ground meat, so I made hers with brown rice.  Another take on this recipe could be mixing rice with turkey.

What types of meals do your family eat for the summer?


 Disclosure: Although I was provided with material necessary to complete this post from Jennie-O, all opinions and sentiments about provided material are my own.

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8 Responses to Mexican Turkey Stuffed Peppers Recipe

  1. Jennie Talia says:

    As a fan of stuffed peppers, I’m going to have to say that this is a winner. I could not use turkey based meat for the longest time because I felt that it just didn’t taste the same as good ol’ ‘Murican ground beef. But then I got fat and now it’s all I use and when cooked correctly, which you obviously do, can be quite delish.

  2. Jen says:

    Oh my goodness this looks soo good! I love the idea of using ground turkey!I haven’t had stuffed peppers in years. I do believe it is time to rectify that! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I just pinned and printed it up so I can get the ingredients when I go shopping today!

  3. Stacie says:

    Hey, I make these at home too! All we eat is ground turkey in our house.

  4. Louida says:

    I love Jennie-O! I need to go back to using them again. Your Mexican stuffed peppers looks so good and I need to make some for my family some day. #ProductReviewParty

  5. Leigh Anne Borders says:

    I am going to pass this along to the hubby. He is the cook in the house and this looks great. We love Jennie O products!

  6. Lori Hart says:

    We’re growing peppers this year and they appear to be coming in well. I’ll have to give your recipe a try. Found this at Two Cup Tuesday. I am the hostesses of Tickle My Tastebuds and would love you to stop by and link this recipe.

  7. Laurie Nykaza says:

    These look so amazing I can’t wait to make them. I’m always looking for new dishes to make with turkey so my family would love this with the peppers.

  8. Ashley Nolan says:

    This looks yummy, the family will love this for dinner!