I started a low carb/no carb stint of two weeks today and as I was making my shopping list and weekly menu, I got a hankering to make something with green peppers. As I was thinking about what I could make with green bell peppers, I looked over on my stove and there was one of my homegrown (we slaughter our own cows) ground beef tubes on the stove-thawing out.
Yes! Stuffed peppers with ground peppers, mushrooms and zucchini! Not to mention the oh-so-gooey cheese!!!
These babies are so easy to make! I just whipped up all the stuffing in a big pan, sliced up the peppers and laid them out in the pan, put lots of cheese below and on top, and then stuck them in the oven! Then viola! –a yummy and easy low carb dinner!
I love easy and yummy. Sometimes that is a hard combo to get, but when you find a recipe that works for you and your family AND is easy to make…KEEP IT!
I called this dish “stuffy-stuffed” because I load my peppers up with meat mixture and cheese! My favorite kind of “stuffy”!
First, you start with your meat. I added about 2-3 TBS of butter to cook the meat in (because my beef is so lean). It also makes for a richer taste overall.
Then you add your mushrooms, zucchini and spices.
Saute together and mix up those spices really good!
Next, place all of the halved bell peppers in a greased pan (I used Pam), and then add one slice of provolone to each bell pepper half. Then Place the meat on top of the cheese.
Next, you’re gonna want to cheese the crap (pardon my French) out of them!!! Just load those suckers with that beautiful mozzarella!
Finally, stick those babies in the oven!
Simple is my kind of cookin’!
I really do prefer simple meals when it comes to my weekly dinner menu. With 4 kids and a hungry husband, it is very reassuring to know that there are simple meals that can be prepared very simply, yet having health benefits too. Simple is my kind of cookin’!
I served this dish with Trim Healthy Mama’s Trim Noodles. They are basically a noodle made from Konjac. They are super low carb and have a very similar texture to real spaghetti noodles (you can buy them here http://www.trimhealthymama.com). I made my noodles with pizza sauce (way less less sugar than pasta sauce), and it was the perfect side for a stuffed pepper! Kind of felt like I was eating a cheat meal! 🙂
Anyways, there are many sides you could easily put with this dish for a healthy low-carb meal. Salads, sauteed veggies, konjac noodles, low carb noodles etc. The possibilities are endless!
I served my kids this dish with veggie noodles and pizza sauce, and they loved it!
So if you have extra bell peppers and some ground beef (or turkey), this simple and easy dish is sure to please! My kids and husband loved it!
Low carb and full of nutrition!
Easy peasy to make!
A crowd pleaser!
Hope y’all enjoy it!
Yields 8 large portions
An easy and nutritious low carb dinner!
15 minPrep Time
30 minCook Time
45 minTotal Time
- 3-4 whole Green Bell peppers
- 2-3 lbs of ground beef (ours is grass fed and very lean)
- Sliced provolone cheese
- 3 cups diced mushrooms
- 1 Large zucchini
- 3 tbs butter
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1-2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbs salt
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2-3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease large baking dish(9x13)- I used butter or Pam Butter spray.
- In large sauce pan, melt butter and add ground beef.
- Cook ground beef until brown, add salt and pepper to season.
- When meat is almost done cooking, add in diced mushrooms and zucchini.
- Cook until softened.
- Cut Bell peppers in half (de-seeded) and place in greased baking pan.
- Place one slice of provolone cheese into each bell pepper half.
- Once meat mixture is done, add about 1/2 cup mixture into bell peppers.
- Top with Mozzarella cheese, a little more salt and pepper.
- Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Enjoy hot, and serve with side dish of choice, or enjoy alone!
- NOTE: I had extra meat mixture. I added the leftover meat mixture to my baking pan and topped with cheese, and then I just baked it along with the belle peppers. It is great for adding to omelets for the next morning, or enjoying as a Low carb snack or meal :).