Ground Turkey stuffed bell peppers

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by dirtsailor2003, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Normally when I do stuffed bell peppers I will use a mixture of ground beef and a spicy pork sausage. Or I will use ground chicken with the spicy pork sausage. Well the fianceé doesn't eat pork so I have had t o modify that a bit. For this smoke I went with straight ground turkey for the filling. I wanted to use the Mini-WSM, but this time of year my dad duties take precedence and I didn't get home in time to fire it up. So these were done on the gas grill with the 12" AMNTS (apple pellets). Just about when they done I realized that the grill had ran out of gas (IT was 156º!!!). I had to finish them in the oven to get to the magic IT of 165º!!!
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    Mixed up the "binder" for the stuffing. Diced tomato, onion, zucchini, garlic, diced smoked hatch chile, and quinoa. To this I mixed in the ground turkey, added crushed fennel, oregano, parsley, pepper, and salt.​
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    I didn't want to add hot quinoa to the filling. After cooking I spread it on a plate and put it in the freezer for 5 minutes to cool it. Then I added it to the rest of the stuffing.​
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    There was extra stuffing so I made some meatballs too! The AMNTS is off to the side, look at the TBS!​
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    These made a nice appetizer while we waited for the main course!​
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    Capped them with some Mozzarella for the last few to get all gooey!​
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    ENJOY!!!!​
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    Last edited: Sep 11, 2013
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dirt, morning.....   Looks good.... although I've never seen a stuffed pepper without some sort of red meat in it...  I'd surely eat it.....  I love turkey...  Good job thinking outside the box.... 

    Dave
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great!  I love quinoa!  Makes a great "grain" addition to dishes.

    Kat
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Dave! I really like the red meat version, but these are just as good. My favorite though is the mix of spicy sausage and beef. I also have a recipe that uses NO MEAT [​IMG] and the main filler is chopped portabella shrooms [​IMG]
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Kat!

    Quinoa is our go to filler. Goes good with all kinds of things.
     
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    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     

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