These Healthy Chili and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are so delicious that they’re bound to become a family favorite! 254 calories and 6 Weight Watchers SmartPoints
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Healthy Chili & Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Recipe {#28DaysNewYou Challenge Kick-Off}

These Healthy Chili and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers are so delicious that they’re bound to become a family favorite! Make the filling ahead of time for easy prep. 254 calories and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SP
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Entrees
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef and Lamb Recipes, Clean Eating
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 293.9kcal
Author: Dara Michalski | Cookin' Canuck

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, salt and pepper, and cook until the ground beef is browned, crumbling with a spoon.
  • Turn the heat to medium and add the olive oil. Stir in the onions and cook until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes and black beans, bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the cooked quinoa and parsley.
  • Place the peppers, cut side up, in a large baking dish. Divide the ground beef mixture evenly between the peppers. Pour ½ cup water in the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Cover tightly with foil and cook until the peppers are tender, about 35 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly over the peppers. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. Serve.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points: 6 (Freestyle SmartPoints), 6 (SmartPoints), 7 (Points+)

Nutrition

Serving: 1Stuffed Pepper Half | Calories: 293.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.1g | Protein: 20.5g | Fat: 9.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 42.5mg | Sodium: 484mg | Fiber: 8.1g | Sugar: 9.3g