Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice

Steph Wagner

June 14, 2019

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

with Cauliflower Rice



Stuffed peppers with lean ground beef and cauliflower rice with salsa tomatoes taco seasoning and cumin

Stuffed Peppers

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. RiceĀ holds a lot of flavor when it swells up with the liquids during cooking. RicedĀ cauliflower is conversely, pretty tasteless. It matters to use a high flavor salsa, taco seasoning and some extra cumin.

Other stuffed vegetable ideas

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Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice
Stuffed peppers with lean ground beef and cauliflower rice with salsa tomatoes taco seasoning and cumin
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Oven Baked
Keyword Dairy Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican, Oven Baked
Keyword Dairy Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
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Stuffed peppers with lean ground beef and cauliflower rice with salsa tomatoes taco seasoning and cumin
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 400F. While oven heats, microwave riced cauliflower per package instructions.
  2. Brown meat; drain. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Simmer on low heat. Add tomatoes, 1/4 cup salsa, cumin and cauliflower rice. Stir to combine.
  3. Cut tops off peppers. Throw away tops and remove any seeds. Pour salsa in bottom of an oven safe baking dish.Place peppers upright in dish in the salsa. Divide mixture evenly between each pepper. **Refrigerate remaining beef mixture and serve over spinach for fast taco salad meal another day.
  4. Bake peppers for 30 minutes or until peppers are tender. (Optional extras: serve with salsa, sprinkle with cheese or add fresh cilantro)
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 4 peppers. Nutrition information is estimated as each pepper will hold different amounts of meat. Estimated 26 grams protein, 18 grams carbohydrate and 9 grams fat.

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2 thoughts on “Mexican Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower Rice”

  1. These look delicious! Can they be frozen after cooking? I am cooking for one and want to preserve everything for a later day.

    Thank you!

  2. @Jennifer Jones I haven’t tried them but I am a fan of freezing and thawing just about anything! I like to put the frozen food item in the refrigerator the night before and then heat it for dinner. I use the stove or the oven to reheat.

    Another option you could do is freeze just the meat mixture and buy one pepper at a time. For this you would freeze the meat in small containers and just thaw one container at a time for two pepper halves. I think that would give you the best result for the fresh pepper texture and not as soft as frozen and thawed pepper.

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