Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and get your stock on to a boil
Get your cup of couscous ready...
Remove stock from heat once at a boil, add couscous and stir until liquid absorbs.. Cover and let sit 5 minutes or until ready to add it to your turkey
Chop half an onion I like red
I love garlic so I pressed 4 cloves
Add onion, garlic and turkey over medium heat and brown
As you brown break up big pieces of meat and then add all of your dry herbs except the second tsp of basil.. You can use fresh as well, but all I had in the house was dry
More seasonings you added... This has primarily Italian type flavors but these two bring such a great flavor to the table
Roll your lemon a bit and release those juices, zest and then cut in half, add zest and half of the lemon juice to the meat stir it up
Add about a half cup of tomato sauce to the meat and stir
Looks like this about now! And smells fantastic
Fluff your couscous and add it to the meat, mix it and add another 1/2 cup or so to the mixture and stir... Taste it and decide if you need more salt and pepper!
Seed and dice 2 tomatoes then add it to the mixture
All mixed like so! Remove from heat to cool a bit while you prep you peppers
Cut the tops and I used a paring knife to get in and cut the seeds and veins out
Stuff your peppers, I went a little higher then the top... Add them to a baking dish, with about 1/2- 1 inch of water... Couldn't find my baking dish so this had to do!... Put them in the oven 50 min
I cooked them uncovered the first 30 minutes and covered loosely with foil next 15 and sprinkled mozzarella on top and cooked last 5 minutes uncovered
While it is in the oven get sauce on, add 1/2 cup tomato sauce, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1tsp basil, salt and pepper balsamic and juice of the other lemon half, Let reduce a bit.
Also my secret! Add a squirt sriracha for some heat... This combination of sweet, spicy and tangy is awesome promise!
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- 4 bell pepper
- 1cup couscous
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 pound ground turkey Italian seasoned
- Tomato sauce 1 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil and another separate tsp basil
- 1 tbl garlic powder
- 1tbl onion flakes or powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp fennel seed
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1-2 tbl balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- 1 lemon, juice and zest
- 2 tomatoes