The Gluten Bigot: Paleo Stuffed Red Peppers

Monday, February 11, 2013

Paleo Stuffed Red Peppers

For some reason I love meal items that have their own 'packaging.' Wraps, perogies, and as above stuffed red peppers.

While I typically enjoy stuffed peppers with either ground beef or turkey, my favorite vegetables, parmesan cheese and rice, my current paleo diet challenge does omit rice. I didn't think it would be the same without some sort of filler, so I did some internet research and identified cauliflower as an alternate. 

My paleo version consistent of ground turkey, carrots, celery, garlic, cumin, tomato sauce, and half a head of cauliflower. I cooked that in a pan, filled red pepper halves, and then baked in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes. The great thing about this recipe is you get to choose how much and of what you include. They are nice reheated the next day as well if you have left overs.

If you want to be really fancy you could just cut the tops off of the peppers, I just find they are a bit hard to eat that way. You can also jazz up your presentation a bit by using more than one color of bell pepper.

I usually serve a really big salad on the side. This time I decided to grill some asparagus while the peppers cooked.

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