Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Champion Nutrition USA - Weekly Recipe! Steamed Stuffed Peppers - Low-Carb!

I adore stuffed peppers but the standard recipes are high carb (they add breadcrumbs, rice, quinoa or black beans) and I need low-carb. Now, if you do have room for carbs, go for it and add them in! This is a tasty dish when you add those starchy carbs, thankfully though, it's just as tasty without ;-) During competition prep, this was one of my favorite recipes!

Chelle's Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 6 Red Peppers, washed, with tops removed and insides scraped out
  • 1.5  lb Lean Ground Beef (*see note below)
  • 1 8-oz container sliced mushrooms (I like Crimini - the brown ones), shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 can Muir Glen No Salt Added Fire Roasted Tomatoes, Crushed
  • 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle
  • 1 Tbsp Mrs Dash Extra Spicy (you can use less)
  • 6 Tbsp Reduced Fat Feta


Directions:

  • Brown ground beef  with both Mrs Dash seasonings. Drain.
  • Add the mushrooms & crushed tomatoes.
  • Mix Well.
  • Split the meat mixture between the peppers, stuffing firmly. If you have leftover meat, no worries... sprinkle it on a salad or in a wrap, or in scrambled eggs :-)
  • Top each with 1 tbsp crumbled feta.
  • Place peppers in individual steamer bags (depending on the size of the peppers, sometimes you can fit 2, sometimes only 1), standing them up with their open tops on the "cook this side up" side of the bag.
  • Refrigerate
  • When ready to cook, place bag in microwave and cook for 4 1/2 minutes. Allow to rest in the bag for an additional minute. Serve!
NUTRITION:  Per stuffed pepper 261 calories, 28 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 8 g fat


  Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes  

NOTES:
*Lean Ground Beef - I use 97%  when it's on sale, but let's face it, it's a lousy economy. If money's tight, I buy the cheap beef, cook it then drain it and rinse with hot water to remove the excess fat, then return to the skillet, add seasoning and proceed with recipe. You can substitute any other ground meat (bison, turkey, chicken, etc).





1 comment:

  1. Well done to you, hope more achievement to you. If you are actually conscious about your health and want to keep yourself fit and healthy than keep in mind that good health absolutely begins from a healthy mouth.

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