Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Meatless Mexican Stuffed Peppers

I've been trying to find healthier things to eat for dinners.  Healthy, not tasteless.  Nothing makes me run screaming back into the arms of processed yummies faster than gross healthy food.  'Nuff said.

You will need:
2 bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup diced tomato
3/4 cup rice
3/4 cup black beans
1 cup shredded cheese
salt, pepper
red pepper flakes

What you do:
Half peppers and remove seeds/core.  Prepare rice in small sauce pan with 1/4 t red pepper flakes to put some heat in that bland rice.  Now you are going to make layers in the peppers.  Thin layer of rice, thin layer of tomatoes, salt & pepper, layer of black beans, layer of onions, top with cilantro.  Bake in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.  Top peppers with cheese and return to oven for 3 minutes to get things all melty bubbly good.  Makes 4 servings.

This recipe is fat husband approved and really good for you!  In fact a little bird told me each pepper half is only 5 points on the Weight Watchers plan.  Making this an excellent side item for you dinner.  Heck, it can even work on it's own as a great lunch!  Even with the red pepper flakes in the rice this dish is not spicy at all.  At least I don't think so.  If you, like me, like a little heat just add hot sauce as a layer or put some chili powder in with the salt & pepper mix.  Perhaps even a little squeeze of lime if you're feeling fancy.  It is Oh So Yum.

1 comment:

  1. These look good! Definitely going to have to try them!