Recipe: Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

September 19, 2014

This was our latest paleo meal and we knocked it out of the park. Adam told this was his favorite meal I've made, which is a pretty huge compliment. I would eat this again and again. Next time, I might try ground turkey! Enjoy peeps, these are delish!

  • 2 red bell peppers, halved and cleaned. (I recommend red, they taste better cooked than other colors)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes, I used fresh
  • 1 pound bison (you could use beef, turkey or chicken, but I think bison tastes the best!) 
  • 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 jalapeƱo, diced (leave these out if you don't want the spice) 
How to Make: 
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cut bell peppers in half and place in a roasting dish face down for 10 minutes. I wanted them crunchy, so I only did 10 minutes, but if you want them softer, cook for about 15-17 minutes. 
  3. While the peppers are cooking, heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  4. Saute the onions, add sea salt and black pepper, until translucent (about 4 minutes). 
  5. Add the tomatoes and garlic to the onions and simmer about 2 minutes. 
  6. Add the meat and cook until fully done. 
  7. Now taste it! Does it need more salt or pepper? Mix in the chopped basil. 
  8. Remove the peppers and flip them over. Spoon the mixture into the peppers. 
  9. If you want, eat them now! I cooked them for another 15 minutes to brown the meat and to mix all the flavors together. 
  10. Enjoy! They're so delicious. 
is there anything better than fresh picked basil? I think not. 
Fresh bell peppers, cut in halves.  
 all the colorful and flavorful veggies. 
If you want hard, crunchy peppers, leave this step out completely. 
Putting it all together.  
The finished product. Go devour them now! 


  1. This sounds like something dad would love! Might make it for his birthday this weekend!

  2. all of these sound good, but i really want to try the cherry, cherry dessert. i have never made a dessert in the crockpot before.
    Paul Brown


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