These Keto Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers taste like sloppy joes! They are filled with ground beef in a savory tomato sauce, with lots of cheese! They are the perfect thing to eat on a Taco Tuesday!
The Best Stuffed Peppers
It’s no secret that I love stuffed peppers! The outside is still slightly crispy while the inside is nice and bubbly. Not only do they taste delicious, but they really make eating dinner fun! They look fancy too.
These stuffed peppers are filled with the most delicious ground beef in a tomato-based sauce. The best way to describe it is a low-carb sloppy joe, all stuffed in bell peppers.
Keto Sloppy Joes
If you have kiddos that aren’t on the keto diet, you can pile their sloppy joes on some buns. They have the same authentic flavor of sloppy joes that you loved to eat when you were a kid.
Plus, this sauce is really easy to customize too. If you want it to taste spicier, add more chili powder and drizzle hot sauce on top.
If you want it to be cheesier, just add more cheddar cheese! Or use a different kind of cheese. I like to shred Pepper Jack cheese and sprinkle it on top.
Creamy Stuffed Peppers
There are so many options with these sloppy joe stuffed peppers. I used ground beef, but you can use ground turkey or ground chicken instead. I noticed that when I use ground chicken, I need to add a bit more chili powder to give it more flavor.
These stuffed peppers will be hot and bubbly. The creamy sauce is made with beef broth, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, and apple cider vinegar. If you don’t have apple cider vinegar, you can substitute it with red wine vinegar or even just distilled white vinegar.
Don’t worry if you don’t have beef broth. Vegetable broth is a perfect substitute.
Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers
These low-carb stuffed peppers are easy to make ahead and store in your meal prep too. Just follow the recipe and cook them like normal. Then, place the entire stuffed pepper in an airtight food storage container. Refrigerate them for up to 5 days.
Another fun way to save leftovers in your meal prep is to just chop up the cooked stuffed peppers and mix them up with the sloppy joe mixture. This becomes a bowl or casserole-type of food.
Ground Beef Stuffed Peppers
There are lots of other types of meat that you can use instead of ground beef, but I love how the ground beef resembles sloppy joes. I would not suggest trying to use shredded pork or chicken though. If you want to use a different type of meat, use one that is ground.
Add some spice to your sloppy joes and use sausage instead of ground beef.
Stuffed Peppers With Cauliflower Rice
Traditionally, stuffed peppers have some sort of rice in them. Even though these taste like sloppy joes and not tacos, adding some cauliflower rice will still be a good idea! In fact, if you add garlic cauliflower rice, they will match the rest of the flavors perfectly.
These stuffed peppers are a complete meal by themselves. If you want to add something on the side, serve them with some garlic cauliflower mash or some bacon-wrapped asparagus. Both types of vegetable sides have similar tastes as the stuffed peppers.
Easy Keto Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Here’s the entire list of ingredients to make this recipe. Exact measurements are located in the printable recipe card, just a little further below.
First, I have some photos showing you how to make these stuffed peppers. Don’t forget to save this recipe to your low-carb dinner ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it later!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50-55 minutes
• 4 Bell peppers
• 1 ½ lbs. Ground beef
• ½ Medium onion chopped
• 1 tsp. Garlic powder
• 1 tsp. Chili powder
• 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste
• ½ C. Beef broth
• 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
• 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
• 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar
• 1 C. Cheddar cheese shredded
• Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Place the meat and onions in a skillet over medium high heat on the stove. Saute until the meat is completely browned and the onions have begun to soften.
3. Turn the heat down to medium, and add in the garlic powder, chili powder, beef broth, tomato paste, dijon mustard, worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well, and continue to cook down until the liquid is reduced and the sauce thickens.
4. Cut the tops off of the bell peppers, and scoop out the seeds etc. from the inside.
5. Place the peppers cut side up in a 9×9 baking dish, and fill with the sloppy joe mixture.
6. Top each pepper with cheese, and then place aluminum foil over the top of the baking dish. Make sure the foil is tented so that it does not touch the cheese on top of the peppers.
7. Bake for 30 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and then bake for another 10 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving if desired.
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Keto Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
These keto stuffed peppers taste like sloppy joes! They are filled with ground beef in a savory tomato sauce, with lots of cheese!
- 4 Medium Bell Peppers
- 1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
- 1/2 Medium Onion chopped
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 2 tbsp Tomato Paste
- 1/2 cup Beef Broth
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese shredded
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Place the meat and onions in a skillet over medium-high heat on the stove. Saute until the meat is completely browned and the onions have begun to soften.
Turn the heat down to medium, and add in the garlic powder, chili powder, beef broth, tomato paste, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine well, and continue to cook down until the liquid is reduced and the sauce thickens.
Cut the tops off of the bell peppers, and scoop out the seeds etc. from the inside.
Place the peppers cut side up in a 9x9 baking dish, and fill with the sloppy joe mixture.
Top each pepper with cheese, and then place aluminum foil over the top of the baking dish. Make sure the foil is tented so that it does not touch the cheese on top of the peppers.
Bake for 30 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and then bake for another 10 minutes. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving if desired.
Net Carbs: 5 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
Keto Ground Beef Recipes
If you enjoyed this recipe for stuffed peppers, here are some more low-carb recipes that use ground beef.