For someone who's looking for a try and lead a healthier lifestyle and potentially lose weight, I'm sure you've heard it all. You've probably read the only eat soup, sugar is the root of all evil, and the extreme cleanses kind of diets. While will help you lose weight, they are fad diets and aren't proven to work so well long-term. Try a keto diet, with fun recipes such as things like keto stuffed green peppers and other more nutritious versions of your favorite meals.
Stuffed green peppers have always been a favorite of mine. I really love the taste of bell peppers, whether they are green, red or yellow. Lately, I wanted to find a way to incorporate a favorite into our keto lifestyle. In regular stuffed green peppers, there could be a grand total of 23 carbohydrates in one serving! With these keto stuffed green peppers, there's much less. By substituting cauliflower rice for regular rice and cutting down on tomato sauce and other carby ingredients, I created these keto stuffed green peppers. Don't worry, you still get tons of flavor and the right texture!
After some trial and error rounds, I have finally come up with the perfect solution. My boyfriend loves my homemade low carb stuffed green peppers, he can't even tell the difference. This recipe is still super simple and easy to make, however, it comes in at only 7 net carbohydrates per serving. Since we have been in the ketogenic diet lifestyle, we absolutely love the switch. We are able to eat one of our favorite meals as a family and not feel guilty about it afterward.
Making the Keto Stuffed Green Peppers
To begin, you're going to want three fresh green peppers which you will then cut in half lengthwise, being sure to remove any stems or seeds inside. Next, bring water to a boil and boil the peppers for about 5 minutes. If you skip this step, your peppers will not be soft enough after being baked. You also want a pound meat, this could be beef or pork depending on your preference. Go ahead and brown your meat in a pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Once browned, make sure that you break up any chunks of meat and drain any leftover grease.
Once you have completed those steps, add 4 tablespoons of butter and 2 cups of chopped cauliflower into your meat of choice and continue to pan fry for 5 minutes. You also want to add all of your seasonings to the mix. These will include 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Once these are in the mix will need to continue frying for an additional 5 minutes. Once your timer rings, stir in your 2 tablespoons of tomato sauce and 1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese.
After everything has finished, you want to spoon your meat and vegetable mix into your bell peppers. Then, you will top them with the remaining cup and a half of your mozzarella cheese. When you are ready and all your peppers are prepared put them in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes. Once they are done, it is advised to let them stand for 10 minutes as the center will be extremely hot. Just like that, you have 6 halves of delicious, low carb stuffed green peppers.