Non-stick cooking spray
4 bell peppers
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound lean ground turkey or beef (90/10 or leaner)
1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (15 1/2) ounce can diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning, or 1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese
In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown ground turkey or ground beef.
Add in onions and cook until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic sauté on minute more.
Add in tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, and seasonings. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes.
Add in bell peppers and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Add brown rice and stir until heated throughout.
Scoop onto a plate or into a bowl and top with 2 Tablespoons shredded cheese and enjoy. Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.