Monday, January 11, 2010

Low Carb Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

Today was the first day of my dive back into low carbing. I've written my menu for the week in my previous post.

A member from posted the low carb sloppy joe stuffed peppers that I made for my dinner tonight. This dish was full of flavor and very good. I didn't eat a lot for breakfast and lunch today so I decided to eat one whole green pepper and the filling. The original serving size is 1/2 of a green pepper with filling for 4 carbs. I didn't use quite one pound of ground beef so I probably have enough filling left over to stuff another whole pepper. I'm going to cook the pepper tomorrow, then stuff it and stick it into the freezer for when I need a quick lunch or dinner. This recipe is a keeper!

Low Carb Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
1 pound ground beef
1 ounce onion, chopped, about 2 TBSP
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup tomato sauce  - I used Hunts
1 teaspoon granular Splenda - I skipped this
1 1/2 teaspoons white vinergar
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt -I skipped this
1/8 teaspoon pepper

8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded - I just
sprinkled a little bit on top of my peppers

3 green peppers, halved lengthwise

Brown the ground beef, onion, celery and garlic; drain fat.

Stir in all remaining ingredients except the cheese and green peppers.

Simmer 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, parboil the peppers in a little boiling water 3 minutes; drain. To shorten baking time, I cooked mine for almost 8 minutes.

Place peppers in a baking dish. Stir half the cheese into the hamburger mixture; fill peppers with meat. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake at 350ยบ 15-20 minutes (5 -10 for me) until hot and bubbly and peppers are tender.

Makes 6 servings

Can be frozen

Per Serving: 306 Calories; 21g Fat; 23g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 4g Net Carbs

Click here to see the original recipe.


Barbara Bakes said...

Good luck with the no carbs. This looks like a great start! It's so tough for me.

CookinsForMe said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I see you're doing low carb. Ohh, maybe we can help one another. :) We try to go lower carbs and lower fat so it's a balancing act. I'll try this stuffed pepper recipe some night. The man person doesn't eat bell peppers but I love them! Thanks again for stopping by.

Tami said...

Barb, it's really tough for me, too, until I get past the first couple of weeks.

CookinsForMe, I'd love to set up a support team. My husband doesn't like stuffed peppers, either. I made this one just for me. They rest of the family ate something else. I tend to get bored eating the same old food so I'm trying to make sure I'm mixing the recipes up. :)

Tara said...

That looks delicious, Tami, thanks for posting it! I'm always looking for new recipes for low carb meals. :-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous said...

I tried these tonight...they were pretty 8 year old daughter even ate one!

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