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Red Pepper Stuffed Chili

Imagine a dish that not only warms your soul but also aligns with your health goals. Our Red Pepper Stuffed Chili is just that—a symphony of flavors, colors, and textures that promises to delight with every spoonful. This culinary masterpiece takes the classic chili to new heights by nestling it inside vibrant red peppers, offering a low-carb vessel that’s as nutritious as it is eye-catching. It’s a perfect harmony of tender beef, aromatic spices, and hearty beans, all simmered to perfection. Whether you’re looking to impress guests at your next dinner party or simply craving a comforting meal that doesn’t skimp on taste, this dish is a surefire hit. Dive into this recipe where health meets deliciousness head-on, proving that you can have the best of both worlds on your dinner plate.

Red Pepper Stuffed Chili

A colorful, nutritious twist on a classic favorite.


  • 4 large red bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 can (15 oz) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional, for topping)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the ground beef, onion, and garlic until the beef is browned. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Add the diced tomatoes and red kidney beans to the skillet. Simmer the mixture for about 10 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Arrange the halved red peppers in a baking dish. Spoon the beef and bean mixture into each pepper half.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the peppers are tender. If using, sprinkle shredded cheese over the peppers during the last 5 minutes of baking.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley before serving.

Breakdown of Ingredients and Average Carb Content

  • Red Bell Peppers: A fantastic source of vitamins A and C, with about 6g of carbs per medium pepper.
  • Ground Beef: High in protein and iron, with zero carbs.
  • Red Kidney Beans: Rich in fiber and protein, with about 20g of carbs per 1/2 cup (drained and rinsed).
  • Diced Tomatoes: Offers vitamins and minerals, with about 5g of carbs per 1/2 cup.
  • Onion and Garlic: Add flavor depth with minimal carbs; about 10g of carbs per whole onion and 1g per clove of garlic.
  • Chili Powder and Cumin: Negligible carbs but packed with flavor.
  • Shredded Cheese: Optional; adds calcium and about 1g of carbs per ounce.

Given the ingredients, a single serving of Red Pepper Stuffed Chili could average around 15-20g of net carbs, making it a delightful option for those on a moderate to low-carb diet. The exact carb count will depend on the specific ingredients used and portion sizes.

A Culinary Celebration of Flavor and Nutrition

This Red Pepper Stuffed Chili is more than just a meal; it’s an experience that celebrates the richness of flavors and the joy of eating well. It’s proof that dishes designed with health in mind don’t have to compromise on taste or satisfaction. Whether you’re catering to a crowd of varying dietary needs or simply looking to spice up your meal prep, this dish is sure to become a beloved favorite. So, gather your ingredients, and let’s bring this colorful, nutritious masterpiece to your table.

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