I didn’t plan on sharing these fast low carb stuffed peppers with brown rice because my fancy camera wasn’t available but these guys were whipped up so fast last weekend I snapped a few cell phone pictures to share with you. They are so delicious and really healthy! The key is to purchase lean ground beef (93% or higher) and use brown rice. I personally love red, yellow and orange peppers but you can use green peppers too.
My mom always made stuffed peppers when I was growing up as a kid so for me, stuffed peppers bring back childhood memories. Although, I wasn’t exactly a fan of peppers as a kid but acquired a taste for them as I got older.
Fast Low Carb Stuffed Peppers with Brown Rice
The recipe is adapted from Food Network and Delish. Their recipe called for thickening the broth which I opted to skip as it added additional calories and sugar to the recipe. My husband and dad are diabetic so we try to minimize the sugar when possible.
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This couldn’t be an easier recipe. My son who is 11 years old has also made stuffed peppers and ironically when he makes something, he always eats the creation. Now if I made these, he wouldn’t want to eat the pepper (because it’s a veggie!) and it was stuffed with something. Isn’t it funny how kids can be? If he makes it, it must be good in his mind! -ha.
We are attempting to eat a bit healthier these days and anything to keep the carbs and calories down is always a bonus. The best part about these peppers are not only do you incorporate your starch (the brown rice) into your meal, you also get your meat and veggies too. Now if you wanted to add sour cream and melted cheese you could, but that would add more calories and fat. That could be a nice option though as a treat. Try out this fast low carb stuffed pepper version and let me know what you think.