Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ground Turkey and Peppers

One thing that I really love about eating low carb/high fat is that there are so many others doing the same thing. And many of these people are actually talented cooks that come up with new and different recipes.

I found this great low carber that makes videos of herself preparing low carb dishes. I watched one of her videos last night and tonight I made my version of Cooking Keto with Kristie's Skillet Taco Bake.

I'm actually calling mine Ground Turkey and Peppers because I didn't exactly stick with her recipe even though hers looked really good!

I started out almost with the same thing. I browned a pound of ground turkey to which I added salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and Ancho Chile Powder. I'll be honest and tell you that I didn't measure which is very unlike me. I think I'm learning how to improvise in cooking!

I then added some sliced bell peppers. My brother Fred dropped off a big bag of red peppers straight from the field! They still had dirt on them. So I washed and diced them and some of them were multi-colored and were such beautiful colors. I also diced up about a quarter of a medium size white onion and add that also and stirred for about 5 to 6 minutes.

Then I opened a can of Rotel Lime and Cilantro flavored diced tomatoes and added about half. Tomatoes have sugar so try to limit how many you use.

At this point I had cream cheese and monterey jack cheese ready to add but the dish just looked so good and fresh with just the peppers and onions that I decided not to add the cheeses and it was just delicious!

I topped it with some shredded Monterrey jack cheese and cilantro just for the picture but then took it off and just ate it without and it was perfect! A new favorite for me!

6 servings

1 pound ground turkey meat
1 sliced bell pepper, red or green
1/2 cup of sliced white onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon each of Cayenne Pepper, Ancho Chile Powder and Garlic Powder
1/2 to a whole can of Rotel Diced Chiles with Lime and Cilantro

Brown the turkey meat and add the salt, pepper, cayenne, ancho and garlic powder. Add bell peppers and onions and saute stirring often for 5 to 6 minutes, then add the tomatoes and stir for another few minutes. This would be great served next to a green salad or maybe some cauliflower rice!



  1. Hi Alicia! I'm so glad you're still on low carb and working for you! This recipe looks so good and easy to make! TFS

    1. Thanks for commenting Oliva! It is super easy and I'm having some here in a few minutes for my lunch. I love quick and easy and inexpensive and while I hate reheated ground beef I find that ground turkey when it is reheated is delicious and doesn't have that reheated taste.

  2. I like doing something like this but instead of adding sliced peppers, I stuff the sauted meet, diced tomatoes and spices into bell peppers and then name them with shredded cheese on it. Yummy both ways!

    1. Yum! I've made those before too! I forgot about doing that and my brother brought a whole bag full of red peppers so I will definitely be making some of those! Thanks for the reminder and for stopping by :)

  3. My wife makes a stir fry minus the turkey, she is vegetarian and I dislike turkey. She serves it over rice, but I bet it would be good on the veggie pretend ground meat we get. The Rotel sounds yummy providing it is not too hot. I liked the Rotel and Velveeta Shells. I know strictly verboten on low carb. Well I quit eating it too. On my bachelor days, I could put away a whole box (I don't eat so well on bachelor days). That was nearly 5 grams of sodium. No more of that. Alas. I love Velveeta shells.

    1. Rotel is not spicy at all, I think you would be ok with it. That's the bad thing about those processed foods like the Rotel and Velveeta Shells and the Mac and Cheese and Hamburger Helper. They make life so much easier when it comes to cooking and preparing meals but the sodium!!! It's killing us slowly! I'm sure with your research skills that you could find a great low carb, low sodium recipe to mimic the Rotel and Velveeta Shells maybe using zucchini noodles?


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