Old-Fashioned Stuffed Peppers

These low carb stuffed peppers have all of the flavor and texture of the one's Mom made but without the carbs or calories! They are easy to make, family friendly, old fashioned goodness.
Course Main
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 12
Author Marye Audet


  • 12 Bell peppers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 1 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 14- ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Wash peppers, cut in half lengthwise, and clean out seeds.
  • Set aside.
  • Brown the ground beef and onion in a large, heavy frying pan with a little salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining ingredients.
  • Simmer until the mixture is cooked and tender.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Spray two 13x9 inch baking dishes with cooking spray.
  • Place 6 pepper halves, hollow side up, in each dish.
  • Fill each pepper half with about 1/2 cup of the meat mixture.
  • Use 1/2 cup of water to rinse out the tomato sauce can, and pour this water into the dish so that there is a shallow layer of tomato-y water on the bottom.
  • Cover the dish with foil.
  • Bake at 350F for 1 hour.
  • Uncover and bake 10 minutes more.