I'm a big fan of red and green bell peppers and I try to come up with different ways to use them besides just roasting them in the oven. I recently discovered an awesome brand of organic frozen meals called Beetnik, and they have a really good low carb Chili at just 8 net carbs for the whole thing! The only problem for both is that it's not a very big serving of food. I wanted to make this a more substantial meal so I put it in a cooked bell pepper and WOW! This is definitely my new favorite way to eat chili. I need to find a great low carb chili recipe, but for now this Beetnik chili in a bell pepper really hits the spot. Oh wait...it's a CHILI PEPPER! See what I did there?
An easy way to cook the bell pepper: Cut the top off of the bell pepper and remove the middle portion and seeds. Put a few tablespoons of water in a small bowl and place the bell pepper upside-down in the bowl (open part down.) Microwave for 3 minutes or until bell pepper is soft enough to easily pierce all the way through with a fork.
That's it y'all! Then you just fill your cooked bell pepper with the cooked low carb chili of your choice. I ate a little bit of bell pepper with each bite of chili or you could eat all the chili first and then eat the bell pepper. Either way it's delicious!
There's a lot of great recipes out there, or you can try the Organic Beetnik Chili which I found at Harps. Atkins also makes a good microwavable low carb chili, but i'd choose an organic option any day.
Happy low carbing y'all!