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Savory Stuffed Onions Two Stars

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Servings: Serves 4

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 40 minutes


4 medium red onions or Spanish onions
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 each Red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 each Garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes
1/2 lb 93% lean ground turkey
3 tablespoons Fresh basil, chopped (or 1 tsp. dried)
1/4 teaspoon salt


1. Preheat grill, or preheat oven to 400degreesF.
2. Cut a 1/2-inch-thick slice from the top of each onion and discard. Trim just enough from bottoms for onions to stand upright. Remove the dry skin and the outermost layer of each onion. Use a paring knife and a spoon or an ice cream scoop to remove the inner layers of the onion, forming a bowl about 2 to 3 layers (3/8 inch) thick. Dice the removed inner section of one of the onions and set aside. Save remaining sections for another use or discard.
3. Prepare the stuffing. Heat 1 tsp. of the oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add reserved diced onion and bell pepper and saute just until tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Add garlic, fennel seeds, and chili flakes and saute for about 30 seconds, until fragrant. Add turkey, stirring to crumble the meat, and saute until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in the basil and salt. There should be about 2 cups of turkey stuffing.
4. Divide the turkey mixture evenly into each onion bowl, about 1/2 cup in each, mounding it up. Drizzle 1/4 tsp. of the remaining olive oil on top of each filled onion. Wrap each onion in two layers of aluminum foil and grill, covered, or bake in oven about 30 to 35 minutes, until onions are just tender.
5. Unwrap onions and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot.
Source: fresh magazine July, August 2010

Nutritional Information

* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 150 kcal (7%)
Calories from Fat 54 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 6 g (9%)
Saturated Fat 2 g (7%)
Cholesterol 30 mg (10%)
Sodium 190 mg (7%)
Total Carbohydrates 13 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 13 g (21%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a

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