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Stuffed Pepper Skillet – Low Carb

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Stuffed Pepper Skillet is quick and low carb take on a tried & true easy recipe! Ground beef, cauliflower rice, green peppers & tomato make this a family friendly, gluten free meal!

Do you love to eat stuffed peppers?

Me too!

But I don’t love the time it takes for the peppers to cook.

So friends, today let’s make this classic into a weeknight approved meal that will be on your table in less than 30 minutes!

In this recipe, I use a store bought bag of cauliflower rice from the freezer section, but if you want to make your own, have at it!

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What’s a skillet meal?

A skillet meal is basically a one pot wonder! It’s a meal you make, of course, in a skillet.

What does this mean to you? It means you have only one dish to wash. That ALONE is reason enough to make this recipe.

Also, most skillet meals are ready in a short amount of time – like 30 minutes – and take less time than a casserole that has to bake.

Before we start, let’s address the elephant in the room. The recipe title is stuffed pepper skillet meal.

Initially I was calling this an unstuffed pepper skillet which came with questions from people scratching their heads like, “ummm, what’s that mean???”

So, we’re gonna call this recipe a Stuffed Pepper Skillet meal, even though it’s not stuffed.

Ahem. Moving on.

How do I make a Stuffed Pepper Skillet Meal?

ingredients for stuffed pepper skillet meal cauliflower rice, green pepper, ground beef, tomato sauce and seasonings.

This recipe couldn’t be much easier.

First, get out your big skillet (this skillet is my very favorite, I use it all the time!) and heat it over medium heat. Cook the ground beef and break it up with a spoon as it cooks.

Or, use a potato masher! Just take care that you don’t scratch the skillet.

Then, drain the fat.

Tip: I like to drain the beef into a strainer set in a bowl. Once the fat solidifies it’s easy to wipe into the garbage.

Place the beef back inside the skillet, add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

So easy, right???

Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer on low. Cover and cook for 13-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers are cooked through.

Note: If mixture seems to have too much liquid, remove lid and allow to cook for several minutes more.

stuffed pepper skillet meal

A few variations & tips for this stuffed pepper skillet meal:

  • I like using cauliflower rice for two reasons. First, it makes my meals a little lower in carbs and secondly, it cooks super fast IN the dish!
  • If you’re not a fan, simply substitute the same amount of your favorite cooked rice.
  • You can lower the fat content by using ground turkey.
  • Leftovers keep well. You can refrigerate them for later or portion out into individual containers for your own easy meals.

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Low Carb Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

Stuffed Pepper Skillet is quick and low carb take on a tried & true easy recipe! Ground beef, cauliflower rice, green peppers & tomato make this a family friendly, gluten free treat!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef, low carb
Servings: 6
Calories: 181kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 10-ounce package cauliflower rice found in freezer section, 2-3 cups
  • 1 T. dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 T. Worcestershire
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce
  • 2 large green peppers membranes and seeds removed and chopped into 1” pieces

Instructions

  • Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium heat until meat is cooked through, breaking up with a spoon; drain.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer on low. Cover and cook 13-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until peppers are cooked through.
  • Note: If mixture seems to have too much liquid, remove lid and allow to cook for several minutes more.

Notes

I like using cauliflower rice for two reasons. First, it makes my meals a little lower in carbs and secondly, it cooks super fast IN the dish!
If you’re not a fan, simply substitute the same amount cooked rice.
Calories 181 | Total Fat 5g |Saturated Fat 1.8g | Cholesterol 68mg |Sodium 881mg | Total Carbohydrate 8.7g | Dietary Fiber 2.5g | Total Sugars 5.7g | Protein 24.8g

Nutrition

Calories: 181kcal
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara
    April 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    This is such a tasty dish. Just like stuffed peppers without all of the effort of stuffing the peppers!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      Yes, I love how fast it cooks compared to the traditional method.

  • Reply
    Alexandra
    April 14, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    5 stars
    This is a delicious and warming, comforting meal. Something for the whole family to enjoy!

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    April 14, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe. My family will love this.

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:47 pm

      Awesome, enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Veena Azmanov
    April 14, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    5 stars
    Yummy dish for Dinner or breakfast. Looks delicious. Flavors to this dish are perfect.

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm

      Yes, delicious any time. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply
    Cookilicious
    April 15, 2019 at 1:46 am

    that sounds like a comforting meal!

  • Reply
    Mary
    April 17, 2019 at 10:20 am

    5 stars
    Low Carb Stuffed Pepper Skillet is such an easy and fast recipe to make a truly delicious meal! Loved the riced cauliflower – we honestly preferred it over rice! This has made the “tried and approved” by my family recipe book!

    • Reply
      Deanne
      April 17, 2019 at 9:41 pm

      Thanks, Mary! So glad you enjoyed it!!

  • Reply
    Melanie
    May 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    5 stars
    This was so easy to make and delicious, too! I’m in college and am always looking for easy, quick, cheap, and healthy recipes. This was perfect! I made it today and am already recommending it to friends!

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