6 small red or green bell peppers
1 pound extra lean ground beef/turkey
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup tomato paste
6 TBS low-fat cheese
Remove the stems from the peppers and scoop out the seeds. Boil the peppers for a few minutes and drain, let cool while preparing the filling. Preheat oven to 350.
Heat oil in skillet and saute the onion and ground beef/turkey until onion is tender and beef/turkey is browned.
Add the remaining ingredients, except cheese, and cook for 5 more minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Stuff peppers with meat mixture. Place peppers in a small casserole dish or large pie pan.
Sprinkle 1 TBS cheese over the top of each pepper.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Note: Each pepper packs 13g of carbs and 16g of protein. Eat the number of peppers according to your plan.