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Keto Stuffed Peppers

Keto Stuffed Peppers

Keto Stuffed Peppers

These Keto Stuffed Peppers are the ultimate weeknight dinner.  Quick prep, even quicker clean-up, and delicious to top it off. This recipe is for a traditional stuffed pepper with ground beef, tomato, garlic, onion and spices topped with melty cheese.

You can make this recipe by the book, or let your imagination run wild (I make buffalo chicken and blue cheese stuffed peppers all the time). Hollowed out bell peppers are a fantastic vehicle to stuff full of your favorite meats and veggies, and they are a great way to add color to your diet in order to get a variety of phytonutrients.

Whenever I think of foods rich in vitamin C, my mind always goes to oranges, but bell peppers never really come to mind.

However, bell peppers are packed full of the stuff.  100 grams of green bell pepper contains 95.7 mg compared to 53.2 mg in 100 grams of oranges.

Seems pretty impressive right? Well, green bell peppers are just the tip of the iceberg, yellow and red varietals contain even more… 341 mg and 209 mg respectively.  It’s not just vitamin C either… A large red bell pepper contains over 5000 IU of vitamin A, whereas a a large yellow bell pepper only contains 372 IU.  

Keto Stuffed Peppers

I always feel my best when I try to incorporate a variety of colors into my diet, what I call “eating the rainbow”.

Bell peppers are a great way to accomplish this on keto (green is easy) because yellow and orange are sometimes troublesome to fit within your macros. Depending on the time of year and availability bell peppers can also be found in brown, white, lavender, and dark purple.  

To read more about bell peppers and the variety of benefit, check out links below:

Does a Bell Pepper Lose Vitamin C From Turning Yellow to Red? - Healthy Eating SFGate

Which Bell Color Is The Healthiest? - Dove Med

Eating The Rainbow: Why Eating a Variety of Fruits and Vegetables Is Important for Optimal Health - Food Revolution Network

Serves: 6
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Keto Stuffed Peppers

These Keto Stuffed Peppers are the ultimate weeknight dinner.  Quick prep, even quicker clean-up, and delicious to top it off. This recipe is for a traditional stuffed pepper with ground beef, tomato, garlic, onion and spices topped with melty cheese.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 60 Mtotal time: 80 M

ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1.5 cups cauliflower rice
  • 6 bell peppers, tops and cores removed
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Keto Stuffed Peppers

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Heat the oil in a large 10.5” skillet over medium high heat. Add the beef and spices to the skillet and brown for 5-7 minutes before adding in the onion and garlic. Cook another 4-5 minutes until the onion starts to soften. 
  3. Add in the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and cauliflower rice. Cook 5 minutes, then divide the mixture between the peppers and top with cheese. 
  4. Wipe out the skillet then place the filled peppers in the skillet, cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover and bake another 10 until the cheese is bubbly. 
  5. Top with parsley and serve.

Calories

370

Fat (grams)

26.2

Sat. Fat (grams)

9.9

Carbs (grams)

13.6

Fiber (grams)

5

Net carbs

8.7

Protein (grams)

20.2
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