Stuffed peppers with ground beef and cheese

Stuffed peppers with ground beef and cheese

Delicious bell peppers stuffed with spicy ground beef and plenty of cheese. An easy-to-make low-carb recipe that feeds the whole family, and looks pretty too!

Stuffed peppers with ground beef and cheese

Delicious bell peppers stuffed with spicy ground beef and plenty of cheese. An easy-to-make low-carb recipe that feeds the whole family, and looks pretty too!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. 28 g butter, for greasing the baking dish
  • 4 (1¼ lbs) 4 (550 g) green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • ¼ cup 60 ml olive oil, divided
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 2 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 7 oz. (¾ cup) 200 g (200 ml) crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ lb (2 cups) 220 g (450 ml) cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup 240 ml sour cream or mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. (2 cups) 110 g (475 ml) leafy greens
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Grease a 9x12 baking dish.
  2. Cut the peppers in half, lengthwise, and discard the seeds.
  3. Place the peppers in the baking dish, and drizzle half of the olive oil on top of the peppers.
  4. Heat the rest of the olive oil in a frying pan, over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and fry until soft.
  5. Add the ground beef, and fry until no longer pink. Then add the chili, cumin, salt, pepper and crushed tomatoes. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in half the cheese.
  7. Stuff the peppers with ground-beef mixture, sprinkle cheese on top and place in oven.
  8. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.
  9. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and leafy greens.

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64 comments

  1. Adam
    How come it doesn't say how long to put the peppers/capsicum in the oven the first time? 2 mins? 20 mins? Help!
    Reply: #52
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    How come it doesn't say how long to put the peppers/capsicum in the oven the first time? 2 mins? 20 mins? Help!

    Step 3 addresses the amount of time in the oven - just while you prepare the filling, or you can skip that step if you prefer a crunchier pepper.

  3. Bonnie Leighton
    What kind of cheese? Looks like mozzarella?
    Reply: #54
  4. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What kind of cheese? Looks like mozzarella?

    You can use any kind of cheese you prefer. When it's not crucial to the dish, we try to leave the options open as cheese availability can vary by region and country.

  5. Julie B
    These were great and even better as leftovers.
  6. jeff41
    Delicious. Made exactly as directed. Very good.
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  8. Kristie
    I've made these a couple times and they are very tasty, but I'm a lazy cook and don't like to cook things twice, so I just stuff the pepper halves with the raw meat mixture and bake longer and they turn out great (just a bit more "juice" in the casserole pan at the end). That way you don't have to pre-bake the peppers or brown the beef first!
  9. Jane
    I made this last night, another tasty recipe. I placed the peppers in the oven for 10 mins before filling with the cooked mince. Surprisingly light meal but filling👍🏻
  10. Lisa Williams
    These are my go too. So simple and delicious. I was wondering if you had the nutritional facts. Keto for 3yrs now and I know they more then good for keto. Just curious as I saw another recipe that had one stuffed pepper at 15gr carbs.
    Reply: #61
  11. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    These are my go too. So simple and delicious. I was wondering if you had the nutritional facts. Keto for 3yrs now and I know they more then good for keto. Just curious as I saw another recipe that had one stuffed pepper at 15gr carbs.

    These are 15g net carbs per serving and are a moderate low carb recipe. The number 15 in the orange circle reflects that. You can also view the full nutrition information by clicking the Nutrition+ tab under the list of ingredients. You can read more about the carb count and levels of low carb at this link.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

  12. Bruce
    I make them like Kristie does, without roasting the peppers or frying the meat beforehand. This gives you a bit of tasty broth in the casserole. I also reduce the carbs by using onion and garlic powder and leaving out the tomatoes. Then it qualifies as keto!
    Reply: #63
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I make them like Kristie does, without roasting the peppers or frying the meat beforehand. This gives you a bit of tasty broth in the casserole. I also reduce the carbs by using onion and garlic powder and leaving out the tomatoes. Then it qualifies as keto!

    Those are great ideas to help lower the carb count.

  14. Melanie
    I am trying to understand what makes this recipe a “yellow” in terms of carb count. Is it the size/amount of bell peppers or the crushed tomatoes? Thanks.
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    I am trying to understand what makes this recipe a “yellow” in terms of carb count. Is it the size/amount of bell peppers or the crushed tomatoes? Thanks.

    A recipe can't have more than 4% calories coming from carbs, and ideally is lower in carb count than this recipe in order to get a green circle. You can read more here - https://www.dietdoctor.com/how-low-carb-is-low-carb

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