Stuffed Peppers with Ground Turkey, Brown Rice, Raisins and Almonds Recipe

  • Yield:

    4-6 servings

  • Total Time:

    25 mins

  • Prep Time:

    25 mins

  • Cook Time:


  • 6 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • ¼ pound lean ground deli ham
  • 3 tablespoons Mazola® Corn Oil, divided
  • ¾ cup onion, diced
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 cup white or brown rice, cooked
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces tomato sauce, divided
  • 14 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup toasted slivered almonds
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Step 1) Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Step 2) Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  3. Step 3) Cut the tops off of your peppers and set them aside. Carefully pull out the seeds and membranes, creating a cavity inside.
  4. Step 4) Dip the peppers into the boiling water, letting them cook for just 1½ to 2 minutes, and drain on a paper towel.
  5. Step 5) Meanwhile, sauté the onion and garlic in 2 tablespoons of Mazola® Corn Oil, in a skillet for 5 to 7 minutes until translucent followed with the ground turkey and deli ham until cooked through.
  6. Step 6) Toss in the cooked rice, half of the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, raisins, toasted almonds, seasonings, salt, and pepper.
  7. Step 7) Stir and cook until fully heated throughout.
  8. Step 8) Lightly oil the casserole dish by using a paper towel and the remaining tablespoon of Mazola® Corn Oil to prevent sticking.
  9. Step 9) Place the peppers in the casserole dish and spoon the meat and vegetable mixture into each of the prepared peppers.
  10. Step 10) Top each pepper with a tablespoon of tomato sauce.
  11. Step 11) Sprinkle with a little oregano and chopped cilantro, and cover the dish with foil.
  12. Step 12) Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for an additional 10 minutes.
  13. Step 13) Carefully remove from oven, let cool, and enjoy!