Have you ever attempted to prepare Keto Stuffed Peppers? This traditional recipe is made with ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, onions, and spices, and is topped with melted cheese. It is ideal for the keto diet!
Keto Stuffed Peppers is one of my favorite dinners because it’s covered in loads of cheese…it’s awesome, like this! This recipe is also keto-friendly because it’s naturally low in carbs.
With this article, here’s everything you need to know to prepare keto stuffed peppers – this delicious and keto-friendly meal, so in order not to miss a stage, we recommend that you read the article to the end.
Bell Pepper facts
Whenever I always think of foods rich in Vitamin C, my mind automatically goes to oranges, but did you know that bell peppers have more Vitamin C than oranges?
Green bell peppers contain 95.7 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, compared to oranges, which contain only 53.2 mg per 100 grams.
Doesn’t that look cool? Not only that, but bell peppers (green, yellow and red), whether raw or cooked, contain 92 per cent water and carbohydrates in the form of glucose and fructose sugars, which is attributed to the bell pepper’s lovable taste.
Did you know that Bell Peppers are an excellent source of fiber, too? Here is a list of vitamins and minerals found in bell peppers:
- Vitamin B6: This particular vitamin promotes red blood cell production.
- Vitamin K1: It is an important vitamin for blood clotting and bone health.
- Potassium is a well-known mineral that is essential for heart health.
- Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, has numerous benefits, particularly during pregnancy.
- Vitamin E: An important antioxidant for nerve and muscle health.
- Vitamin A: Capsicum is high in beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body.
In addition, there are many other health benefits of bell pepper that will make you want to eat it daily, including:
- Strengthening the immune system
- Protection from anemia (or anemia)
- Promote eye health
- Fetal nutrition during pregnancy
- Perfect for weight loss
- Promote digestive health
- Promote the health of the nervous system
- Maintaining healthy skin and improving its appearance
I get really excited when I start making keto stuffed peppers because I always try to incorporate a variety of colors into my diet.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stuffed Peppers
Are Bell Peppers keto-friendly?
Yes, with only 2-3 carbs (depending on color) per 100g, bell peppers are a keto-friendly vegetable that is easy to include in your keto diet meal plan.
Can I Replace Ground Chicken With Beef In This Recipe?
Yes! Definitely. Feel free to substitute any ground protein for the beef in the Keto Stuffed Peppers recipe. Turkey or Italian sausage would also work well.
Can These Be Reheated?
Yes, this can be done easily.
Just to reheat Keto Stuffed Peppers you will need to put them in a 400°C oven for about 10 minutes.
Until the cheese is completely melted, then enjoy again.
How Do You Store Keto Stuffed Peppers?
I recommend storing these in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
You can reheat it whenever you want and be confident that you will get a delicious meal just as if you prepared it on the same day.
Note: If you want to freeze them, I recommend freezing the filling rather than the peppers, as the peppers may become mushy if you do.
The filling can be frozen for up to 3 months in the freezer.
What Can You Use Instead of Peppers
If you don’t like bell peppers, you can stuff the ground beef mixture into zucchini or squash.
However, unless you are using round squash, it is better to use bell pepper because it holds the filling better.
Can Bell Peppers Be Good For You?
Because Bell Peppers are high in vitamins C and A in addition to potassium. It also brings dietary fiber, folic acid, and iron into your diet and can aid in digestion, too!
See above for other health benefits of bell peppers…
Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe
KETO STUFFED PEPPERS
These Keto Stuffed Peppers are made the classic way stuffed with simple and nutritious ingredients: ground beef, tomatoes, garlic, onions and spices topped with melted cheese.
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 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))
Preheat oven to 400° F.
In a large 10.5” skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Brown the beef and spices in a skillet for 5-7 minutes before adding the onion and garlic. Cook for another 4-5 minutes, until the onion softens.
Combine the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and cauliflower rice. Cook for 5 minutes before dividing the mixture among the peppers and topping with cheese.
Wipe out the pan or (you can use a baking dish), put the stuffed peppers in the pan, cover and bake for 30 minutes, uncover the lid after this time and bake another 10 until the cheese melts
Top with parsley and serve.
- If you want softer peppers, I recommend blanching the bell peppers quickly before stuffing – about 10 minutes in boiling water. Otherwise, the peppers will likely be a bit crunchy.
- This keto stuffed pepper recipe can also be made in the slow cooker. Simply cook the meat-filled peppers without cheese in the Crock-Pot on low for 4-5 hours. The cheese can be added at the end until completely melted, about 10 minutes more.
- Suggestion: You cut the bell peppers in half vertically and stuff each half to make serving easier and baking time faster.
Since posting this Keto Stuffed Peppers recipe, I’ve received numerous positive comments on social media, as well as numerous photos of this delectable dish. I hope you are also one of these people. I eagerly await your feedback.
Because I will be very happy that you are preparing my recipes!
So, give this recipe a try and let me know in the comments how much you enjoy your keto stuffed peppers with your family and friends.