Stuffed Bell Peppers! These are easily one of the best things I’ve ever made, Keto or otherwise! So pleased!

Stuffed Bell Peppers! These are easily one of the best things I’ve ever made, Keto or otherwise! So pleased!

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  • Posted: April 9, 2018 10:26

    caaitee

    Tip for next time that I found over the years making stuffed peppers! Cut them vertically in half, rather than cutting the top off. Makes it so much easier to eat when the half is laying open Thanks for the recipe! I’m going to try these this week!
  • Posted: April 9, 2018 10:26

    Squishy_Avocado

    Alright so, I'm a bit of what I like to call a "YOLO Chef", someone who never follows the recipe and likes to improvise to either my great enjoyment or my terrible disappointment... this is a recipe I YOLO'd from scratch and it is easily one of my favorite things I've ever made! My roommate has already requested I make it again! So uh.. here's what I did, but feel free to tweak it however you want! If I did the calculations right, and let's be honest I probably didn't, each stuffed pepper should only be about 6 - 8 net carbs! Super filling, great flavor, fairly easy to make and just all around awesome! **Stuffed Bell Peppers** Ingredients (my estimations anyway) 5 large green bell peppers 1 lb ground beef 1 small yellow onion 4 large portobello mushrooms 1 tomato 1/2 of a small jalapeno 1/2 cup shredded cheddar 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack 1 cup of mozzarella 1 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp minced garlic 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tbsp coconut oil **Directions** 1) Cut off the top of the peppers and clean out the inside. Set the tops aside and save for later! Accidentally drop one on the floor and quickly rinse it off. You mopped recently, so it's probably okay. Place the bell peppers in a pot with 2 inches of water and boil for 8-10 minutes, until somewhat tender. Remove them and turn them upside down to let all the water run off. Burn yourself a few times while picking them up because they're very hot. Set the peppers aside and ignore them for a bit, it won't hurt their feelings because they're just vegetables. 2) Brown your beef in a skillet. You got it on sale so it's probably going bad soon so make sure that shit is cooked through. Add salt and pepper. When it's done, set that aside also. 3) While you were cooking the beef, you were also dicing your leftover bell pepper tops, onion, tomato, mushrooms, and jalapeno. Time to throw that in a new skillet with your minced garlic and a small amount of coconut oil. Seems like half a tablespoon should do the trick. Saute all that shit, add your seasonings, and then throw it in with the beef. 4) While you were sauteing... *sautΓ©ing?...* *sauteeing?* While you were cooking the vegetables, you also shredded your block cheeses. Time to add those to your mixture of beef and veggies. Once it's all blended pretty well, use the spoon you mixed it with and take a huge bite to ensure flavor quality. Dont worry about the germs because it's your food and one of the peppers fell on the floor anyway. Adjust your seasonings accordingly. 5) Remember the peppers? Set them in a 8x8 baking dish or whatever size dish with sides that will fit all 5 peppers without letting them fall over. Use the spoon you licked to fill the peppers about a quarter inch from the brim with your meaty veggie mixture. 6) Did you remember to preheat the oven to 350Β°? No? Okay, go ahead and do that now, I'll wait. Cover the pan with aluminum foil to keep the aliens out, and bake your peppers for 15-20 minutes. Open the oven periodically to make sure they're doing great. Give them a 'pep' talk about 12 minutes in. Cause they're peppers. *Pep* talk. *Peppers*. After 20 minutes, remove from oven and remove the foil cover. Do this next part quickly because mind control is inevitable while foil hat is not in place. Add a layer of cheese to fill the remaining space in the pepper. I chose mozzarella and I make great decisions so you should probably also choose mozzarella. Put the mozzarella on each pepper, then return the pan to the oven without foil and set to broil for 3 minutes. But watch closely because it goes from hard cheese to browned and gooey in like 2 seconds. And dont worry about the mind control. It's too late. 7) Remove from oven, let cool 8-10 minutes, and enjoy! Or dont let them cool and burn the shit out of your tongue, I don't give a shit. Patience is a virtue my friend.
  • Posted: April 9, 2018 10:26

    Water_Is_Cool

    Damn.. how did you make the cheese on top so perfectly and uniformly browned? Looks great!
  • Posted: April 9, 2018 10:26

    LLauraInTheSky

    Recipe sounds great! I’ll try it and add some Better Than Bullion beef stock paste for extra oomph.