These Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers are a fantastic weeknight meal idea. Don’t be discouraged by the fact that they’re Keto/Low-Carb – that’s part of the beauty. With the lack of grains such as rice or quinoa, it makes this meal extremely easy to make. It’s basically a ‘set it and forget it’ type of dish.
If you take anything away from this recipe – it should be the addition of cinnamon to the beef. It’s a spice used a lot for flavoring beef in the middle East and for good reason. It adds a whole new dimension to the beef – a sort of sweetness that is hard to pin down if you’re unfamiliar with it. Personally, I wouldn’t give up the secret – keep everyone guessing.
The other beauty of this dish is it will satisfy the hunger of non-keto eaters in the household. They won’t even notice the lack of rice when they take a bite of the soft bell peppers with the aromatic beef. And if you insist, you can make some rice on the side for grain eaters.
I like serving this dish on a bed of spinach or some other greenery and grating some Parmesan cheese and black pepper over top. It’s simple, eye catching, delicious, and most importantly, healthy. There’s a good amount of fiber along with vitamins and minerals if served alongside a salad. Add some pecans or almonds to it with a nice vinaigrette – my mouth is beginning to water just thinking about it. Never underestimate a good salad. I’ll say it again…
Never underestimate a good salad.
One of the things that’s time consuming, but I embark more often than I wish I did, is the roasting of the bell peppers. It’s a decent amount of work, but I always find that the extra flavor is worth it. Simply throw them in the broiler and watch them as they roast – you’ll have to rotate them a bit and keep a watchful eye – don’t want fire!
After they’re roasted, put them in a container and cover for 10 minutes. Then come back and peel off the skin. It’s pretty straightforward unless you didn’t roast them enough – in that case, the skin will be troublesome and a massive pain to remove. Just stick it back in the broiler, that side up and get a nice char on them.
A good side dish you can serve with these keto stuffed bell peppers are the Keto Cheddar Bay Cheese Biscuits. They add the nice side of bread that would normally be served alongside some bell peppers at my family’s dinner table, yet deliciously low carb. Just be weary, they’re had to keep any around for leftovers!