These Stuffed Peppers are easy to make and are a wholesome, hearty meal. They’re a perfect mix of vegetables and meat, with sweet potatoes in the mix to round them out. The Chipotle Sauce takes the peppers to the next level!
I first developed these Stuffed Peppers while I was doing the Whole30 Challenge. But now, long after I finished the challenge, these are still a family favorite.
I recently served these Whole30 Stuffed Peppers to people who are not doing the Whole30 challenge and nobody complained. In fact, they asked for the recipe because they are so delicious. This isn’t diet food, it’s good food.
This recipe is a keeper for many reasons but mostly these:
- They’re easy to prepare and even my kids enjoy them.
- It’s a healthy recipe, but they taste so good that it’s entirely beside the point.
- They’re filling and deliciously satisfying!
How to Make Stuffed Peppers with Chipotle Sauce
To begin, mix your spices together. Then, you’ll cook the ground beef (you can also sub ground turkey) and onions in a large skillet. When the meat is cooked through, stir in the tomatoes and sweet potatoes and cook for another ten minutes.
When the meat and potatoes are cooked, you’ll toss in the fresh spinach and cilantro. And now the filling is ready! This should take approximately 20 minutes.
Now, all that’s left is to stuff those peppers and bake them. Cooking the peppers takes about 50 minutes. While they bake you can quickly mix up the Chipotle sauce.
If you’re not avoiding dairy and grains, you can easily add some into this recipe. Just mix in 1/2 cup cooked rice (I like to use short grain brown rice) after the meat is cooked. Depending on the size of your peppers, adding the rice may give you enough filling for an extra pepper.
You can also top them with grated cheese during the last 15 minutes of baking.
These Stuffed Peppers are a great fit if you’re avoiding grains, doing the Whole30, or even sticking to a Paleo or Keto diet. However, they’re delicious enough that you can eat them any time!
Trying the Whole30 Meal Plan
I’m not normally one to jump on any sort of diet train. No Atkins or South Beach or Paleo hoopla for me. I just aim for whole foods cooked at home 99% of the time.
We eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but we aren’t vegetarians. Really, I just try to make eating healthy and homemade something that we do every day.
I like the Whole30 because it focuses on whole foods. It’s simple and there are a lot of things that I learned while trying it that I will continue. After I made it through the Whole30, I found myself snacking less, eating less bread items, and definitely eating more vegetables.
I don’t see myself living grain free forever, but it was easier to stick to ancient grains and whole grains after completing the 30 day challenge. I did feel like it was just the nutritional reset that I needed.
The cooking time listed here will leave your peppers al dente. They're soft enough to cut easily with a fork, but there's still some bite to them. This is how we like them. If you like a more roasted pepper, prepare the peppers and cook them unstuffed for 15 minutes or so and then proceed with the recipe as written. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 258 Total Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 37mg Sodium: 540mg Carbohydrates: 20g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 7g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 19g
Serve these tasty stuffed peppers with the Whole30 approved Chipotle Sauce and garnish with diced avocados. Enjoy!
The cooking time listed here will leave your peppers al dente. They're soft enough to cut easily with a fork, but there's still some bite to them. This is how we like them. If you like a more roasted pepper, prepare the peppers and cook them unstuffed for 15 minutes or so and then proceed with the recipe as written.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.