A few weeks ago I got invited to attend a Paleo freezer meal workshop hosted by a Wildtree Rep. I knew nothing about this company and I usually don’t like freezer meals, but I thought, what the heck, so I went.
I was very pleasantly surprised by it and plan on hosting my own workshop this fall. Basically you get a grocery and meal list from them, buy the ingredients, do a little prep work, and then show up at the workshop to finish assembling the meals with some of their products. In just under 2 hours you have 10 meals ready to go in the freezer! All Paleo and so easy.
One of those meals was Baked Stuffed Peppers and they were amazing! Even without the Wildtree products, you can make this meal and either freeze it or make it fresh. It was easy and delicious and a great make-ahead meal. After making the Wildtree version, I created my own baked stuffed peppers recipe. While most stuffed pepper recipes call for rice to be added, this one is meat and spices only, making it an all Paleo meal.
Start with turkey or ground beef. I used turkey. Add diced onion, diced carrot, beaten egg, and the spices. If you aren’t going to freeze the meal, go ahead and brown the meat mixture.
While that’s cooking, core out your peppers. I cut the top off and scoop out the seeds.
When the meat is browned, fill each pepper with the meat and place in a shallow baking dish. Add pasta sauce to the top and bake. I like using this sauce because it’s 100% natural ingredients. You can make your own too if you’re up for that.
If you aren’t going for strict Paleo, add some shredded cheese to the top of each pepper before baking! That’s it! So easy and simple and absolutely yummy! I served it with broccoli, but sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, or cauliflower rice would make great side dishes.
- 1.5 pounds of ground turkey or beef
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 1 cup carrot, finely chopped
- ½ tsp cumin
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp sea salt
- juice from half of a lemon
- 4 whole bell peppers, any color
- Pasta sauce, ½ C
- shredded cheese if desired
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
- Chop carrot and onion
- Add spices and chopped veggies to meat & squeeze lemon on meat; mix in the egg
- Brown the meat mixture until cooked
- While meat is cooking, cut top of each pepper off and scoop out seeds
- Once meat is cooked, fill each pepper and top each pepper with 1 TBS of sauce; add cheese if desired
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
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