Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

Stuffed Paleo Peppers made with ground beef, cauliflower rice, mushroom, tomato, and onion. Love this savory and traditional meal with a healthy twist! #paleo

Hey guys, so last night I had this insuppressible craving for stuffed peppers and when that happens I kinda have to follow my urges otherwise my cravings will get the best of me. You’ll notice I didn’t even have time to take a “professional” photo of my creation, because I was just so hungry by the time they came out of the oven! 😝

Stuffed peppers are a great Paleo meal – they are full of veggies (they are encompassed in a veggie!) and they come with a healthy and filling portion of your choice of meat. They are also very versatile – you can make them with just about anything you have in the fridge, as long as you have a few bell peppers you can stuff.

Pro tip: make sure to get peppers with flat bottoms, otherwise they will tip over during baking. And you’ll lose half the stuffing. I learned the hard way. 

For my stuffed peppers, I chose to go the traditional route – ground beef, onions, garlic, mushrooms, crushed tomatoes, and I used cauliflower “rice” to replace regular rice to make it 100% Paleo.

Cauliflower rice is perfect for this. It adds more volume so you have enough stuffing for 4-5 peppers. It’s also very good for you. Cauliflower is full of vitamins (especially Vitamin C) and sulforaphane, a sulfur compound that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells.

Pssst! You can get pre-shredded cauliflower at some supermarkets to avoid dealing with all the cauliflower mess. It makes cleanup infinitely easier!

Cauliflower Crumbles make Paleo cooking so easy - no hassle, no cleanup, no need for a processor.
Get pre-riced cauliflower crumbles at the supermarket to make these stuffed paleo peppers a breeze!

Needless to say, there was no shame in my game when I devoured two of these bad boys. They were so good! Enjoy this recipe and let me know how it turns out for you!

Paleo Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower "Rice"
A healthy and savory traditional-style stuffed pepper recipe made with ground beef and Paleo-friendly cauliflower rice.
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  1. 4 bell peppers
  2. 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 yellow onion, chopped
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 portobello mushroom, sliced
  7. 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
  8. 1 head of cauliflower, shredded or blended into rice-sized pieces
  9. 1 tbsp salt
  10. 1 tsp pepper
  11. 1 tsp oregano
  12. 1 tsp basil
  13. 1/2 tsp Frank's Red Hot sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cook onion, mushroom and garlic with some olive oil over medium heat until slightly soft.
  3. Add the ground beef and brown it until it's mostly cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add the cauliflower rice to the pan, and cook another 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add the can of crushed tomatoes and all the spices. Let it simmer for a few minutes for some of the liquid to boil out.
  6. Cut the tops off of your peppers and discard (you can save them for later if you want your peppers to have "lids" but I just toss them!)
  7. Fill peppers with the stuffing.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes or until the peppers are cooked through and soft.
  9. Voila! Your delicious and healthy dinner is ready. Easy, huh?
The Paleo Babe
 Paleo Stuffed Peppers - a highly nutritious, delicious and filling meal + super easy to make. Paleo, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free. The cauliflower rice makes it taste just like the real deal ;)

11 thoughts on “Stuffed Peppers with Cauliflower “Rice” Recipe

  1. Won-da-va!! (Wonderful) Made this tonight, without the tomatoes (allergies), added some cheese, black olives, and some fajita seasonings. Thank you so much for posting this. My “food sensitivities” have allowed me the opportunity to learn a different way of cooking and the art of substitution. I will definitely check out your site more often.

    1. Yay!! So glad you liked it. Fajita seasoning sounds amazing, I’m going to have to try it next time I make stuffed peppers!

  2. Thanks for this great recipe. The only chsnge I made was I took the tops of the peppers and chopped them into the filling so nothing was wasted. Eating a stuffed pepper now and it is incredibly yummy.

  3. This recipe can be made completely vegetarian by only using the cauliflower rice. Be sure to add two teaspoons of cumin and 1 teaspoon of chili powder to your mixture. Also a can of black beans drained and rinsed was very good in the mix also. Absolutely awesome!

  4. This recipe is great. I mixed the ground beef with some homemade salsa and the chopped up pepper “caps” as well. My husband is a diabetic and this is a great reduced carb recipe. Thanks so much. It is deelish!

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