Macro Friendly Recipes, Easy Weight Loss Women Over 40

Stuffed Bell Peppers

??‍?Here’s a classic comfort food recipe! This comes together in 3 steps.
?1. Prep the peppers, 2. Make the stuffing, and 3. Bake. You can even prepare the stuffing ahead of time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 317 kcal


  • oven
  • baking dish
  • stove
  • large skillet
  • plate
  • paper towels
  • foil


  • 6 bell peppers any color
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ lb grass-fed ground beef (225 g)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 onion small, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini finely diced
  • 4 plum tomatoes seeded and diced
  • Sriracha to taste
  • 2 cups riced & cooked cauliflower (250 g)
  • 1 cup sheep / goat milk feta (150 g)


  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  • Prepare the peppers: Wash, cut off the tops (set aside) and remove the seeds and membrane. Place the peppers cut-side up in a baking dish just large enough to hold them upright. Finely chop the tops and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add the beef, season with salt and pepper and cook, breaking up the lumps, until the meat is just beginning to brown. Move to a paper towel-lined plate to drain fat.
  • Carefully wipe out the skillet and add the remaining oil. When it’s heated, add onions and reserved chopped pepper tops and cook until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and zucchini and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, stir, and season with salt, pepper, and a splash of sriracha.
  • Cook until everything is heated through, then stir in the beef and quinoa/barley/cooked rice cauliflower. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Stir in ½ cup (75 g) of the cheese.
  • Fill the peppers with the beef mixture and top each with a sprinkle of the remaining cheese.
  • Pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the baking dish and drizzle the peppers with a little olive oil.
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes. The peppers should be soft.
  • Serve with a side salad. Enjoy!


Time-saving tip: buy a bag of riced cauliflower at the grocery store and steam it, vs. preparing it from scratch.
Bonus tip: try using sheep or goat milk feta, vs. cow’s milk. The texture and taste difference is amazing. You’ll never go back to cow’s milk feta again.


Calories: 317kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 13gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 331mgPotassium: 744mgFiber: 5gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 4241IUVitamin C: 191mgCalcium: 166mgIron: 2mg
Keyword high protein, Macro Friendly
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