Crock Pot Turkey Lentil Stuffed Peppers

Crock Pot Turkey Lentil Stuffed Peppers 
Prep Time  20 mins

Total Time   3 hrs 20 mins

Meal Type   Lunch,Dinner

Ingredients

  • 6 medium bell peppers, tops sliced off, cored, seeded
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 lb turkey, ground
  • 1 Tbs basil, dried
  • 2 tsp fennel seed, to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 (28) ounce can of crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbs Worcestershire sauce gluten-free if needed
  • 1/4 cups dried lentils
  • 3 oz feta cheese divided

Directions

Prep

  1. Wash peppers, trim tops, core and seed. Lightly salt if desired.
  2. Chop onion, mince garlic.

Make

  1. Stand peppers in the bottom of a large crockpot.
  2. Heat a sauté pan to medium-high. Add the olive oil, onions, garlic, and turkey. Cook until the onion is softened and the turkey is no longer pink.
  3. Add the basil, fennel seeds (to taste), salt, tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well to combine.
  4. Add the lentils. Stir well to combine everything, and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Let the meat, lentil mixture simmer for about 15 minutes, and then stir in half of the feta cheese.
  6. Spoon the meat-lentil filling into the bell peppers. Sprinkle the remaining feta cheese over the top of each pepper and place the tops on the peppers if using them.
  7. Cover the crockpot and let the peppers cook on low for about 3 hours, or until the peppers are tender.
  8. Cool any leftover peppers and place them in freezer bags or plastic containers to store in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Notes

If you prefer to bake these in a casserole dish or baking pan, just put about 1/2 inch water in the bottom of the pan, cover the container with a lid or foil, and bake them for about 1 hour.

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