Quick and Healthy: Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Delicious mod on stuffed peppers that Valerie came up with to suit our caveman/woman selves.  These are seriously awesome.

The Perfect Little Package.

What You Need:

  • Bell-Peppers, 4 medium-sized
  • Onion, 1 medium-sized
  • Ground Beef, about 1 lb.
  • Tomato Sauce (If you can, try to find one without hidden sugar in it!  Ours is just tomato and salt and it’s delicious.)
  • a clove of Garlic
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Basil, Oregano, Sea Salt, and Black Pepper

Directions:

  1. Take 4 medium bell peppers, cut off the tops and clean the inside, and boil them in a pot for 5 min. or until the color is really vibrant.
  2. Chop a medium-sized onion and saute it for about 5 min. in 3 tbsp of olive oil or until translucent.
  3. Then, add a minced clove of garlic in with the onion for another 30 sec. to a min.
  4. To start making the filling, combine the ground beef, onion, and garlic mix in a big bowl, and add 1/3-1/2 a cup of tomato sauce along with basil, oregano, sea salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  5. Spoon the filling into the peppers, and then line them up in a baking dish with 1/4 inch water in the bottom.
  6. Bake at 350 for 40-50 min. and enjoy!

Notes:  Great with salsa.  You can experiment with whatever seasonings you may like in the filling.  Some ideas we had were:  cumin, cayenne pepper, tabasco sauce, and possibly subbing the tomato sauce directly for salsa.

Enjoy, and stay healthy everybody!


4 thoughts on “Quick and Healthy: Paleo Stuffed Peppers

    1. Matt Post author

      Raw is fine. It will cook in the oven. You might find that they come out with some juices, but they are really easy to drain (just tip them over carefully). If you brown the meat first, you wouldn’t need to cook it nearly as long. Hope that helps.

  1. Robert J Meikle

    Hey! I meant to comment on this a while ago and completely forgot. I tried this recipe a few weeks ago because that picture looked so absolutely delicious! I did add a little bit of cayenne and some hot sauce. The extra heat was so great with how sweet the bell peppers got after baking. I think I’d like to try them next time with some spicy Italian sausage instead of the beef. It sounds like it make take a great meal into the orgasmic level.

    Great recipe though!

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