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Easy Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers with Ground Beef

We just made the best low carb stuffed bell peppers with ground beef and riced cauliflower. To be honest, you wouldn’t even know the difference between this recipe and the regular carb loaded bell peppers recipes.

This easy recipe is loaded with flavor that everyone enjoys!

This stuffed bell peppers is not like any other recipe. This recipe uses ground beef and ground pork for added flavor.

We also add riced cauliflower in place of regular rice to save on the carbs. You wouldn’t even know the difference because the texture is the same and the seasonings are on point!

This recipe easy but it does require a little bit of prep. You need to make sure the meats are defrosted. The cauliflower also requires preparation but there is an easier way. You can purchase the frozen riced cauliflower and just microwave it before you use it. That saves on prep time too.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make the bell peppers stand up straight in the pan?

We cut a small sliver off the bottom of each bell pepper so it sits perfectly in the pan and holds the stuffed filling!

We don’t waste those trimmings though… we dice them and add them to the stuffing mix before baking it.

Is there a difference in the color of the bell peppers when you taste them?

Actually, yes! The green bell peppers tend to have a bitter tastes to them.

The yellow and orange bell peppers have a mild taste and slightly citrusy.

The red bell peppers are somewhat sweet! I really like the red ones!

Can you tell it’s made with cauliflower?

No! Cauliflower tends to take on the flavors of the seasonings and this recipe has the perfect amount of seasonings.

Are the bell peppers crunchy or soft?

The bell peppers have a slight crunch with softness when you bite into them. If you want them softer, you can cook them longer.

What do you do with the tops of the bell peppers?

We dice them up and add them to the filling before cooking it.

You can also add them as tops before cooking them too. Just remove the stem before consuming them.

They are yummy both ways!

Use your favorite color of bell peppers! Mine are the red ones!

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 6 Medium bell peppers, any color
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 tbs garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs Sriracha sauce
  • 2 cups (or 10 oz frozen bag) precooked cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup marinara sauce (sugar free)
  • 1/2 cup cheese, shredded + plus more for final topping
  • Optional topping:  Chives

How to Make/Prepare these low carb stuffed bell peppers:

Step 1 – Prepare the vegetables and brown the ground beef and pork.

Defrost the ground beef and ground pork the morning of making this recipe. Gather all the ingredients needed to make this recipe before you start.

Dice the onion and set aside.

Cut the tops off of each bell pepper and set aside. Place the bell peppers in a deep baking dish. If they don’t sit level in the baking dish, slightly cut off a small portion of the bottom without making a whole in the bell pepper.

When you are ready to start preparing your meal, brown the ground beef and pork together like this:

You will microwave the frozen riced cauliflower and add it right after adding the sauce mixture. The riced cauliflower is optional but so worth adding it!

Now it’s time to stuff the bell peppers.

Dice up the tops and/or bottoms and through them in the ground beef mixture! Or save them for later to make a vegetable stock.

Step 2 – Assemble the bell peppers

Combine all the ingredients except the 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese to reserve for the topping.

Stuff them completely to the top and then top with the remaining shredded cheese.

Now it’s time to bake them. Put them in the oven uncovered.

They come out perfect every single time!

Bake them and then add diced chives right before serving.

Step 3 – Serve warm and enjoy!

Use extra as leftovers as needed too.

Stuffed Bell Peppers Nutrition
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 394 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbs: 6g

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Easy Low Carb Stuffed Bell Peppers recipe

Low carb stuffed peppers without rice

Easy dinner idea that everyone loves!!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner idea
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 394

Ingredients
  

  • 6 Medium bell peppers
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 tbs garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbs Sriracha sauce
  • 2 cups precooked cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup marinara sauce sugar free
  • 1/2 cup cheese shredded + plus more for final topping
  • Optional topping: Chives

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a medium to large size frying pan, brown beef and pork. Drain excess fat.
  • Dice onions and add them to the ground beef mixture. Cook until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, Sriracha sauce and mix until fully combined.
  • Add the precooked cauliflower rice, marinara sauce and 1/2 cup shredded cheese.
  • Once the mixture is done, set aside and then start to prepare your bell peppers.
  • Slice the top off the bell peppers.
  • If the bell pepper doesn’t sit in the pan level, slightly trim the very bottom of each bell pepper so it sits level in the pan. This will keep the stuffing in the bell pepper without it falling over.
  • Scoop out the center membrane of each bell pepper and discard it.
  • Place each bell pepper open side facing up in a deep dish baking pan.
  • Stuff each bell pepper with the stuffing mixture until it’s completely full.
  • Top with a small amount of shredded cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the bell peppers are tender.
  • This will depend on the size of the bell peppers if you need to cook them longer for tenderness.

Notes

Makes 6 to 8 servings depending on bell pepper size
ONLY 6 net carbs per serving!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 394 | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 30g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Net Carbs: 6g
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