Chayote & Corn Stuffed Chilies With Red Sauce Recipe

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Chayote & Corn Stuffed Chilies With Red Sauce
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  1. Roast chili peppers. Carefully remove peels from roasted peppers and leave stems attached. Remove seeds and membranes.
  2. Filling:
  3. To oil heated to med high add the garlic, onion and chayote and cook until onion is translucent and mixture begins to brown, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove pan from heat and add corn, chili pepper, salt, black pepper, and lemon juice, stirring to combine well.
  5. Gently mix in breadcrumbs and nutritional yeast. Stuff one pepper at a time with 3 tablespoons of the filling mixture down the center of each. Carefully roll sides of pepper around filling to enclose, pressing firmly to shape.
  6. Note you can do this part a day ahead.
  7. Batter: In a shallow dish, stir together cornmeal, flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually mix in water to form a batter of medium consistency.
  8. Heat 1-1/2 inches of oil to medium.
  9. Lightly roll each stuffed chili pepper in flour. Carefully coat each pepper with batter [use the stem and if needed a spoon]
  10. Fry chilies in hot oil, two at a time, until lightly browned, turning once. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.
  11. If making ahead rehead by placing in 350F oven until hot and crisp.
  12. Sauce: In blender, puree garlic and onion with tomato sauce. Place mix in pan and add water, ground red chili pepper, salt, cinnamon and cumin.
  13. Cook sauce over medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.
  14. TO SERVE: Spoon a little sauce onto each plate. Garnish with a few slices of avocado and/or some finely minced cilantro leaves.
  15. Additional foods suggested: Black Bean Salad, Tropical fruit, Melons.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 219.47 Kcal (919 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.9g 4%
Sodium 1038.45mg 43%
Potassium 515.83mg 11%
Total Carbs 43.47g 14%
Sugars 7.97g 32%
Dietary Fiber 5.24g 21%
Protein 6.29g 13%
Vitamin C 144.7mg 241%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 72.1mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 79.46 Kcal (333 kJ)
Calories from fat 9.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1.05g 4%
Sodium 376.01mg 43%
Potassium 186.77mg 11%
Total Carbs 15.74g 14%
Sugars 2.89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g 21%
Protein 2.28g 13%
Vitamin C 52.4mg 241%
Iron 0.6mg 10%
Calcium 26.1mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.8
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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