Mexican Stuffed Peppers
with Cauliflower Rice
Recipes that utilize stuffing a vegetable with protein is PERFECT for weight loss surgery patients. Get all the flavors from the meats and spices, the texture from the vegetable and skip the extra starches like pasta or potatoes.
Much like a stuffed zucchini (also known as zucchini boats) the stuffed PEPPER is a wonderful recipe creation. You can make them so many different ways and they make awesome leftovers!
For these stuffed peppers I used riced cauliflower to most closely mimic a ‘traditional’ stuffed pepper. We often see stuffed peppers use rice and especially a Mexican Stuffed Pepper which would use taco meat and Mexican style rice.
Instead I used the taco meat and added some cumin to keep flavor. Rice holds a lot of flavor when it swells up with the liquids during cooking. Riced cauliflower is conversely, pretty tasteless. It matters to use a high flavor salsa, taco seasoning and some extra cumin.