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Whole30 Taco Stuffed Peppers

These Whole30 Taco Stuffed Peppers are a gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and paleo version of classic stuffed peppers with a Mexican twist!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword taco stuffed peppers, whole30 stuffed peppers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 peppers
Author Mary Smith {Mary's Whole Life}


  • 6 bell peppers any color
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 lb frozen cauliflower rice I get the 16 oz bags of it at Costco
  • 1 10 oz can Rotel or diced tomatoes with green chiles
  • 1.5 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • desired toppings (sour cream, cheese, jalapenos, cilantro, red onion, etc) optional


  • Preheat the oven to 400. Cut the tops off of the peppers and scoop out the seeds/membranes. Place the peppers cut side down in a baking pan with 1/2 inch of water. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat the 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add in the diced onion and ground beef. Saute for 5-7 minutes, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon, until mostly browned. Add in the frozen cauliflower rice and stir for 4-5 additional minutes until it begins to soften. Add in the rotel (or diced tomatoes) and spices. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until warmed through. Keep on low until the peppers are out of the oven.
  • Remove the peppers and dump out any remaining water in the pan. Add 1/2 of the tomato sauce to the bottom of the casserole dish and spread it out with a spoon. Fill each pepper with some of the filling and place them back into the casserole dish (cut side up). Top each pepper with some of the remaining tomato sauce and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Add cheese at this point (if desired), then continue baking for an additional 15-20 minutes uncovered.
  • Top with desired toppings and enjoy!


You can also use ground chicken, ground turkey, or ground pork for this recipe!