Bell Peppers Stuffed With Barley

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These aren't your traditional stuffed peppers; they're exotic with a hint of Middle Eastern flavor.

210
Calories
2.5g
Fat
12g
Protein

Ingredients

8 medium size green or red bell peppers
2 clv of garlic (minced)
Pepper to taste
3/4 t ground cinnamon
2 T chopped fresh mint
2 T lemon juice
1 c pearled barley
1/2 c chopped onions
1 c ground turkey
1/2 c raisins
1 c Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
210
Calories from Fat: 
20
Total Fat: 
2.5g
Saturated Fat: 
1g
Cholesterol: 
15mg
Sodium: 
40mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
37g
Dietary Fiber: 
7g
Sugars: 
12g
Protein: 
12g
Vitamin A: 
80%
Vitamin C: 
260%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
10%

Preparation:

Step 1

Cook barley in 6 - 8 cups boiling water for 30 minutes; it should be tender but still have some bite to it. Drain and reserve for later. Cut the tops of the peppers measuring a 1/2 inch down from the bottom of the stem. Discard stem but chop up any scrap pepper and reserve for later. Clean peppers of seeds and ribs. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray; add onions, garlic, and reserved chopped peppers. Cook until tender. Add ground turkey, sauté until cooked through. Add cooked barley, raisins, mint, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Combine and cook for a minute or so until spices are aromatic and remove from heat. Fold in yogurt and season to taste with pepper.

Step 2

Heat the oven to 350°. Scoop the barley mixture into the hollowed-out peppers. Fit the peppers into a baking pan standing up so that the peppers touch and help support each other. Add an inch of water to the pan. Cover and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until tender. Makes 8 stuffed peppers.

Ingredients

8 medium size green or red bell peppers
2 clv of garlic (minced)
Pepper to taste
3/4 t ground cinnamon
2 T chopped fresh mint
2 T lemon juice
1 c pearled barley
1/2 c chopped onions
1 c ground turkey
1/2 c raisins
1 c Stonyfield Organic Whole Milk Plain Yogurt
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
210
Calories from Fat: 
20
Total Fat: 
2.5g
Saturated Fat: 
1g
Cholesterol: 
15mg
Sodium: 
40mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
37g
Dietary Fiber: 
7g
Sugars: 
12g
Protein: 
12g
Vitamin A: 
80%
Vitamin C: 
260%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
10%

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