Keto Stuffed Peppers

Mexican fair done differently. These are amazing, and amazingly easy to make 🙂 I adjusted the original recipe as I was preparing it but big shout out to Kasey Trenum for providing the recipe in the first place; this for sure will be requested again by my whole family! Please don’t forget to check the “What I’ve learned…” section for my notes about cauliflower rice 🙂

Ingredients

  • 5 bell peppers, any color you like
  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1/4 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 10 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2/3 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons home made taco seasoning (see for recipe https://myketotestlab.com/2020/07/21/taco-seasoning/)
  • 2/3 cup cauliflower rice (steamed if store bought, but if you make your own rice in your food processor, you can also microwave it in increments of 20 seconds till softened a bit. It took me 40 seconds)
  • 1- 1 1/4 cup grated cheese of your choice. I had mozzarella and Monterey Jack on hand which worked great).
  • Optional: green onion for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cut bell peppers in half horizontally and clean out the inside. Place open side up on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 5 mins.
  2. Pre heat your oven to 350 F.
  3. In a large skillet, brown the beef with the onion and garlic until browned. Drain and put back into the skillet.
  4. Add the tomatoes, taco seasoning, broth and the riced cauliflower to the skillet and bring to a boil on high heat. When mixture is boiling, turn the heat to medium low and let simmer for about 10 mins till your sauce thickens a bit.
  5. Put your bell peppers in an oven safe dish, open side up, and fill with the beef mixture.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on top.
  7. Bake for 20 mins.
  8. Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving and sprinkle with green onion if desired. Enjoy!

What I’ve learned…

  • You don’t necessarily have to microwave your peppers before popping them in the oven, but I have to say that I tried both versions and the recipe came a bit more together when they were microwaved (peppers weren’t crunchy anymore, but also not too soft).
  • Cauliflower rice; I do not like the store bought version, so whenever a recipe calls for cauliflower rice and I do not have any on hand, I buy a head of cauliflower, cut it into medium florets and put it in the food processor. I use what I need right away, and freeze the rest.
  • I can’t chop onions without loosing my sight for a couple of minutes. Seriously, I respond that bad to them! So I bought a veggie chopper at amazon a while and it’s on of the most used kitchen tools in my kitchen. I completely recommend getting one!

Source: http://www.kaseytrenum.com

Published by Annika

Keto food enthusiast and fitness professional trying to educate and inspire people to take care of their body and mind through great tasting food and various ways of self care. In the process, I would also LOVE it if I could help ease the stress of dinner time in families by providing healthy and tasty ideas that will be a hit for the whole family.

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