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Chicken and Black Bean Stuffed Pepper Review

Friday, March 15, 2013

I made the following recipe for the latest round of the "What's Cookin', Good Lookin'?" recipe challenge on my maintenance team:

Since I have a whole sack of black beans and I just love them, I cooked some of those up and used them instead of the suggested white beans. I also used my Latino/Cajun spice mix instead of the Adobo and used red peppers instead of green, but otherwise followed the recipe pretty closely. I paired this with a big mixed salad with my homemade yogurt dressing and had a revelation--the yogurt dressing was absolutely fantastic as a topping on the stuffed peppers. It's basically just a mix of yogurt with garlic, lemon juice, white vinegar, salt, fresh ground pepper and parsley. I use it often because it's really low-calorie compared to most commercial dressings and I love getting the extra calcium boost.

But enough about the dressing and back to the stuffed peppers. I reallu enjoyed this recipe because it melded a lot of my favorite flavors and the portion size-to-calorie ratio is fantastic--two great big pieces filled with spicy, cheesy goodness and a healthy dose of fiber for just over 300 calories! In addition to the yogurt dressing, I also added a few dashes of hot sauce for some extra punch. I'm used to having my stuffed peppers Italian-style and really loved this variation. I can't wait to have some of the leftovers tomorrow!

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    Yes--this is my kind of recipe too! Very cool!
    1315 days ago
    I think extra veggies would work great in this--maybe some extra peppers and onions for a sort of chicken fajita vibe. The calorie count is already great on this recipe, but swapping out the beans for more vegetables would make it an even better "buy". I'm going to pair my next meal of this with a baked sweet potato. I think the flavor combination will be fantastic!
    1315 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/17/2013 10:46:01 AM
    That looks so good! I can't eat beans, but I could substitute them with some veggies.
    1315 days ago
  • -AMANDA79-
    Looks beautiful and delicious!
    1316 days ago
    Looks great! I've never made stuffed peppers before but I plan on doing it soon.
    1316 days ago
  • GABY1948
    Looks so good...thanks for sharing! I went and got it and sent it to all my family too! emoticon
    1316 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/16/2013 10:44:18 AM
  • KANOE10
    That recipe looks great. Thanks for sharing. I love stuffed peppers. I also have discovered that yogurt makes a good sauce or dressing. What a fun idea to put it on the peppers.

    1316 days ago
    1316 days ago
    This sounds heavenly! I e-mailed the link to myself to try when I get back home.
    1316 days ago
  • TORTISE110
    Looks really yummy!
    1316 days ago
    Amazing! I love, love black beans. Black bean soup is probably my favorite meal ever and this recipe looks like it will be a close second. Can't wait to try it. Thanks :)

    Hope you have a wonderful Friday evening emoticon
    1317 days ago
    Looks & sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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    1317 days ago
    This looks really good and all the flavors I love too! I do a lot of bean, pepper, onion dishes and this is right up my ally.

    I have been making yogurt (non fat, plain) dressing too.
    My variation is very similar to yours---but I always vary the variations.
    Try wine vinegar (or just wine) in it-- it's good too. Sometimes I substitute soy sauce, pickled pepper juice or olive juice for the water/salt to add flavor. I also like just a light vinaigrette--no oil, just vinegar + water and herbs/spices and a sweetener (honey, stevia, or ?) to taste . . . . Sorry, I didn't mean to go off on a tangent. emoticon

    Anyway, I am going to make the stuffed peppers!!! emoticon . . . soon.
    1317 days ago
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