Every once in a while I have to cook food for a crowd that involves meat which is a bit weird but it sort of works out now that even if I don’t eat it I can share it with you all. It also gives me a chance to try and come up with a vegetarian or vegan version, which I did and will post next week.
It makes it a little hard though because I don’t really know what else I can tell you about it because I didn’t actually eat it. This isn’t even one I ate when I used to eat meat. It is actually a recipe from my grandpa but me being the picky eater that I was I was not about to eat something with meat and raisins in it.
My mom absolutely loves these though and they were a hit with the people I made them for. So you’ll have to take their word for it that they are super delicious.
My grandpa used to make them with ground beef but we opted for ground turkey this time around to make them a little healthier. They are pretty healthy though and you can serve them with a side salad or with rice.
They are quick to make but the peppers do take up the most time so if you want to make these for a quick dinner I would suggest roasting the peppers using this method the day before the day before and having them ready to go. Then all you have to do is the filling and you’re good to go.
If you do try this or any other recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #modernlittlevictories on Instagram! I’d love to hear what you think and what you create in your kitchen.
Makes 6 Peppers
6 roasted poblano peppers
1lb ground turkey
½ small onion
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
¾ cup raisins
½ cup slivered almonds
¾ cup sliced green olives, drained
salt and pepper, to taste
½ tbsp oregano
½ tbsp chili powder
-Roast your chiles either the day before or before you start cooking the meat
-Heat your oil over medium in a large skillet and add in the onion to cook until translucent. Add in your garlic and cook for a few minutes being careful not to burn it.
-Turn heat up to medium high and add in your turkey to brown. Once the turkey is cooked and no longer pink add in the spices, olives, almonds, and raisins. Add a little bit of water to the pan and let cook for about 10-15 minutes giving the add ins time to cook a little and the spices to blend with everything.
-Once your filling is cooked just stuff your peppers and serve.
-If you want you can make these in advance you can just warm them up in the oven at about 350 degrees until warmed through.