Keto Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Paula Todora


I'm not a fan of stuffed peppers the traditional way, and living a keto lifestyle, these are my creation for stuffed green peppers cooked on the grill.
Filled with southwest seasonings and full of cheeses, these will be your favorite stuffed peppers too. You don't have to eat low carb to enjoy every bite of these.


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30 Min
20 Min


  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 small
    onion, chopped coarsely
  • 1 small
    can diced mild green chilis
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    dry bbq seasoning or other seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano or italian seasoning
  • 4 medium
    green bell peppers
  • 1 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 c
    shredded pepperjack or mozzarella cheese

How to Make Keto Southwest Stuffed Peppers


  1. Parboil Peppers:
    Cut very tops off peppers and scoop out seeds and membranes. In a 3 qt. pot w/lid, boil 2-in. salted water, turn down to med. heat and cook peppers, bottom side down in water, 5-7 minutes, only until just beginning to turn soft and still bright green. Drain water and place in large cast iron skillet.
  2. Make Beef Filling: In large skillet over med. high heat, brown beef with onion, breaking ground beef into pieces with wooden spoon. Add mild chilis and all seasonings until beef is cooked thoroughly. Drain and leave in skillet.
  3. Fill Peppers: Divide cheddar cheese into half and fill bottoms of peppers with first half. Spoon half of beef mixture over cheese. Add remaining cheddar cheese; Top with remaining meat. Top with pepperjack or mozzarella cheese. Place back into cast iron skillet.
  4. I cook mine on the grill outside in the cast iron skillet, uncovered just long enough to melt cheeses, about 10 minutes on top rack. You can also cook in a preheated 375 degree oven 10-12 minutes, until top is bubbly.
  5. Serve with any type of garnish you like, such as sour cream, jalapeno peppers, grape tomatoes, avocado, red onion, cilantro, salsa, on and on and on-Enjoy!

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About Keto Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic Low Carb Keto
Other Tags: For Kids Healthy

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