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Stuffed Bell Peppers Without Rice (Keto Friendly)

Discover a delicious twist on traditional stuffed bell peppers. Our savory recipe omits rice and offers a flavorful and healthy low-carb or grain-free option. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 382kcal


For the Meatloaf Stuffing

  • 1 lb ground beef (500g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 medium onion (Finely chopped)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • ½ cup shredded cheese (We prefer gouda or medium cheddar)
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (Can use soy sauce as well)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (Mexican mild chili powder)
  • 2 teaspoon salt (We use course salt, so use less if you’re using fine table salt)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

For the rest:

  • 4 bell peppers (Sliced in half, ribs and seeds removed)
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 cup ketchup


  • Turn on the oven to 400F/200C
  • Mix all the ingredients for the ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Wash the bell peppers and then slice them in half. Use a spoon to carefully scrape out the ribs and seeds. Remove the entire stem area of the top half as well.
  • Spread approximately 1 tablespoon of ketchup on the inside of each pepper.
  • Add 2 strips of bacon to each pepper. (See process shot above)
  • Divide the beef stuffing evenly between the peppers.
  • Fold the bacon over top of the ground beef.
  • Spread approximately 1 tablespoon on ketchup over the top of the bacon and ground beef.
  • Put the peppers into a sheet pan or oven dish and slide into the oven for 45 minutes.
  • The stuffed peppers are done when they reach an internal temperature of 160F/70C.


Tips and Tricks:

1. The bacon strips are completely optional and the recipe works perfectly fine without it - it does add an extra layer of yumminess though.
2. Be sure to use ketchup compliant to your personal diet requirements. For low-carb, keto, paleo and whole 30 approved ketchup - we use our own personal recipe. Find it here.


Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.9g | Protein: 33.3g | Fat: 22.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1509mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 3.8g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 11.9mg