RECIPE: Beef Stuffed Bell Peppers

This easy to prepare, fun and healthful spin on stuffed peppers is sure to be a favorite. This recipe is free of refined sugar, grains, gluten, dairy, and soy.


1 lb grass-fed ground beef
4 bell peppers
1/2 cup blanched almond flour
1 cup sugar free marinara sauce
1 small yellow onion, diced
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 tbs garlic, minced
1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cracked black pepper

Topping Ingredients

~1/4 cup avocado mash
1 green onion, sliced
1/8 red onion, diced
1 jalapeño, diced
fresh cilantro
1 cup romaine, shredded
1/4 cup sugar free red salsa
1 lime

1) Prepare Vegetables and Preheat

Wash and prepare vegetables. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

2) Cook Pepper Stuffing

Heat 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté yellow onion, celery and garlic until translucent and fragrant (about 2-3 minutes). Add ground beef and spice mixture. Mix together and brown the beef (about 3-5 minutes). Add 1/2 cup marinara sauce and mix well. Turn off heat. Add 1/2 cup of almond flour and mix thoroughly. Set aside.

3) Fill and Bake Peppers

Slice tops off bell peppers, remove seeds, place peppers into a casserole dish open side up and drizzle with olive oil. Fill bell peppers to the top with beef mixture. Top the stuffed peppers with ~1/2 cup marinara sauce divided equally among the 4 stuffed peppers. Bake at 400°F for 35 minutes uncovered.

4) Add Toppings of Choice

mashed avocado
sliced green onion
diced red onion
diced jalapeño
fresh cilantro
shredded romaine
sugar free red salsa
squeeze of lime

5) Serve and enjoy!

Grab some silverware and enjoy the rewards of your effort!

About the Author

Alexa Greening

Alexa is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and professional photographer. She has a passion for educating others about real food and aims to give them the tools they need to be their own best advocate when it comes to their health.

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