Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers with NO pre-boiling and NO pre-cooking the meat!
5 large stuffed peppers [4.81 net carbs each]
1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef
1 cup shredded or grated cauliflower (I just ran mine through my food processor) [2.8 g. net carb]
1/2 cup salsa (any type – I used Chi Chis) [8 g. carbs]
1/2 cup chopped unsalted or lightly salted walnuts [adds 4.23 g. net carbs]
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
Low Carb / No Sugar Ketchup
Cut the top of your peppers off. Remove the seeds and rinse. I like to keep the tops and cook them as well in the slow cooker. Mix all of the stuffing ingredients together in a large bowl and stuff your peppers. Place the stuffed peppers in your slow cooker and add approx 1 inch of water to the bottom of the crock pot. Cook on low for 8 hours. I used my 7.5 quart slow cooker for this recipe.
Serve with your favorite low carb ketchup as the sauce.
I used this AlternaSweets No Sugar Added Ketchup. It has my favorite taste and only 1 gram of carbs.
Carb Count: Each large stuffed pepper has approximately 7.8 grams of net carbs. If needed, you could reduce the carbs even further by leaving out the salsa. Then, each pepper would have approximately 5.4 g. of net carbs.
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