Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Stuffed Pablanos Recipe - Yummy and low carb!
Blogger: Amber Schamel
With it being the first quarter of the year, a lot of folks have been focusing on eating healthier, and I admit that I’m one of them. I’ve taken on a low, okay, almost NO-carb diet to combat an overgrowth of candida. The problem with diets, is that you miss out on all the YUMMY food.
So, one weekend as I was lamenting my food deprivation, my creative side kicked in and I experimented with a recipe. It turned out pretty good, so I thought I’d share it with you.
1 C. Green lentils
2 C. Water
2 T. Butter
¼ C. of white Mexican queso (the kind that melts easily)
1 t. Garlic powder
½ t. Salt
2 Pablano Peppers
2 Slices of pork bacon (I use Applegate when I’m on a no-sugar diet, because the sugar content in the bacon is negligible.)
About ½ C. Salsa (homemade is best!)
*Soak the lentils overnight in enough water to cover them. This is an optional step, but it makes the lentils easier to digest.
Boil 2 C. of water in a pot. When it comes to a boil, add the lentils, butter, cheese and garlic powder. Let it cook for about an hour (time will vary based on elevation, etc, but generally about the same amount of time it takes for you to cook rice.) Stir occasionally to keep the cheese from scorching.
Meanwhile, wash the peppers, then cut off the top, and scrape out the seeds. When the lentils are done cooking, spoon the lentils inside the peppers, and lay them in a cake pan. Cover the stuffed peppers with salsa and mozzarella cheese, then place a slice of bacon on top. Cook at 425 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until bacon is cooked, and the pablano reaches desired softness.
I really enjoyed this recipe. Almost made me forget I was even on a diet! You can vary the spiciness of the dish by using hotter or milder salsa, or mixing some jalapenos in with the lentils.
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