Stuffed Peppers without Rice
Stuffed peppers without rice will become one of your new favorite low-carb dinners. It's ready in a few minutes for the whole family to enjoy!
Servings 6 servings
- 3 bell peppers
- 2 Tbsp. oil
- 1 lb. ground beef (you can use any meat you have available)
- 1 medium onion (chopped)
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 1 cup chunky marinara sauce (sugar-free)
- 1 Tsp. fresh thyme
- 1/2 Tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 Tsp. freshly ground pepper
- 1/2 cup mozzarella
- Fresh herbs (to garnish)
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) degrees.
Wash and dry the bell peppers. Cut in half and remove the membrane and seeds with a spoon. Place the bell peppers in a casserole dish cut side up. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add oil and allow to heat. Sauté onions for 3 - 4 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Add ground beef and cook for 6 - 8 minutes until beef has browned and there is no pink visible. Set aside in a bowl.
Sauté riced cauliflower in the same pan for 5-7 minutes, until softened and some moisture has evaporated.
Add marinara sauce, fresh thyme, salt, and pepper and mix together. Turn the heat down to medium-low for 2 minutes until completely heated through.
Stir in ground meat and cook until heated through. Stir in 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
Spoon the meat and sauce mixture into the peppers. Add a sprinkle of cheese to each pepper half.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Garnish with fresh herbs if desired, serve and enjoy.
This recipe makes 6 servings.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, use a microwave or heat in the oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees until the cheese is melted and the filling has completely warmed through.
Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.2g | Protein: 18.9g | Fat: 24.4g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 65.4mg | Sodium: 330.4mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 5.5g | Net carbs: 8.4g