BONUS RECIPES FOR Quick Pork and Veggie Chili

Cheesy Chili Stuffed Peppers


Sweet red, yellow, or orange bell peppers are a nice match with the slightly spicy chili, but you can lower the carbs even more if you use green bell peppers. 

Serve with a green salad for a complete meal. These peppers also reheat well for lunch the next day.  


  • 2 large red, yellow or orange bell peppers 
  • 2 cups leftover chili 
  • 1 cup cooked drained black beans (canned is perfectly fine) 
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling 
  • 3/4 cup grated cheddar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Halve the peppers lengthwise and remove the stems, seeds and membranes.

  3. In a bowl, toss together the chili, beans, and 3 chopped scallions. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Set halved, cleaned peppers in an 8 by 8 inch baking dish. Divide chili mixture evenly among the pepper halves. 

  5. Pour 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon olive oil into the bottom of the dish, cover with foil, and bake until peppers are just tender, about 20 minutes.

  6. Remove the foil and sprinkle with the grated cheddar. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and continue baking until the cheese is browned and bubbly, about 12 to 14 minutes more.

About 22 grams of carbs per serving (1 stuffed pepper half)

Chili Quesadillas with Southwestern Slaw


You can buy chipotle mayonnaise at the grocery store or make your own by adding canned chipotle in adobo to regular mayonnaise. The slaw recipe doubles easily and will keep for several days in the refrigerator.