Chilli Stuffed Peppers

chilli stuffed peppers

Chilli Stuffed Peppers

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Recipe for chilli stuffed peppers that are incredibly simple to prepare, low in fat, and full of flavour. Make them with hot or sweet chilli - be careful though, these are dangerously delicious!
Servings: 4
Calories: 383
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 4 green peppers tops reserved and deseeded

For the filling

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 12 oz minced beef
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1/4 pint beef stock
  • salt and pepper
  • 15 oz can kidney beans


  • Blanch the peppers in boiling salted water for 1 - 2 minutes and drain.
  • Place in an ovenproof dish.
  • Fry the onion, garlic and minced beef in the oil until browned. Stir in the mushrooms, chilli powder, tomato puree, stock and seasoning and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the kidney beans and add to the meat.
  • Fill the peppers with the chilli mixture, cover the dish and bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.
  • Cook's Tip
  • If you find a whole pepper too much for 1 serving, then cut 2 peppers in half lengthways to make boat shapes. Place in a baking dish and pile the filling in. Cook as above.


Oven temperature 180°C, 350°F, gas 4,
Calories: 383 kcal
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Protein: 23 g
Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 7 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 60 mg
Sodium: 993 mg
Potassium: 939 mg
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 7 g
Vitamin A: 758 IU
Vitamin C: 100 mg
Calcium: 73 mg
Iron: 4 mg
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