Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef, are an easy to make hamburger recipe that everyone will love. All your favorite hamburger ingredients, including melted cheese and bacon, come together in a perfect healthy serving that tastes delicious! This recipe is keto, low carb, and gluten-free!
You'll Love Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef
Cheeseburger Style Stuffed Bell Peppers
Quick and easy stuffed peppers stuffed with your favorite cheeseburger ingredients are the way to go! Just make your stuffing mixture and spoon into precooked peppers. Bake until hot and bubbly - this will be in and out of your oven in no time. An easy to make dinner!
Make Ahead Dinner Idea
Another perfect make-ahead stuffed pepper recipe. In fact, I make these all the time on the weekend and let them sit in the fridge ready for baking a few days later. Super convenient!
Change Up From Classic Stuffed Bell Peppers
This cheeseburger version is a great alternative to classic stuffed peppers! You can never have too many stuffed pepper recipes on hand!
The beauty of bell peppers is that they taste great and you can stuff them with so many delicious things! Try this recipe for Lasagna Stuffed Peppers- my family raved over them! Or, Taco Stuffed Peppers 🙂
Keto and Low Carb
Both keto and low carb, these peppers are a healthy recipe that you'll feel good about eating.
A full nutritional analysis is in the recipe card below, but here is a summary. Because the ratio of protein is higher than the fat, I would highly recommend topping with our Copycat Big Mac Sauce as it adds a ton of flavor and is super easy to make. I promise it's really GOOD.
net carbs 6.9 g | fat 16.8 g | protein 34 g
Ingredients and Tools
- 4 bell peppers (any color)
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 3 tablespoons minced onion
- 1 cup diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/3 cup ketchup (keto use sugar-free ketchup)
- 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1/3 cup bacon, cooked and diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- optional: top with pickle slices, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, and Copycat Big Mac Sauce
- 13 x 9 baking dish
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cheese grater or food processor (this is my food processor and it makes quick work of grating cheese!)
- mixing bowl (I've had this exact set for years. They are a perfect weight, do not move around on the counter while stirring, and are really good quality.)
- chef knife
- cutting board
Here's how to make Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Assemble ingredients. Wash peppers. Slice peppers lengthwise in half through the middle and remove the seeds.
Cook The Peppers
Place the sliced peppers in a microwave-safe dish with 1/4 cup water. Cover and microwave 7-10 minutes or until peppers are soft.
Tip: start checking doneness after 5 or 6 minutes. With varying sizes of peppers and microwave wattage, cooking times could vary. Peppers will be slightly "shriveled". It's okay because you are going to stuff them with cooked ingredients and this will reduce oven cooking time.
Cook The Ground Beef
In the meantime, brown the ground beef until cooked through. Drain fat and return ground beef to pan.
Make Cheeseburger Filling
In the same pan with the ground beef, mix in minced onion, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, ketchup, yellow mustard, cheddar cheese, and bacon. Do a taste test and add salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff and Bake
Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with nonstick spray. Place cooked peppers inside the dish and generously stuff with meat mixture. Top with remaining cheddar cheese.
Bake 350 ° F for 20-30 minutes until peppers are heated through and cheese is melted.
Top with sliced dill pickles, shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, and our Copycat Big Mac Sauce recipe (this is really good and super easy - I highly recommend you make this!)
What Sides Go With Stuffed Peppers
Cheeseburger Stuffed Peppers are really a meal in one. We like to top with dill pickle slices, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, and our special sauce.
How Do I Reheat Stuffed Peppers?
You can reheat stuffed peppers in the oven, by covering them with foil and baking at 350° F until warm inside. An alternative is warming in the microwave oven.
Should I boil my peppers before stuffing them?
To reduce the baking time, you can boil peppers before stuffing them or you can steam in the microwave for 5 to 10 minutes. Make sure to slice your peppers in half and take the seeds out prior to cooking, per the recipe instructions.
I like steaming in the microwave because it is quicker and hands-off which makes my life easier.
Can You Freeze Stuffed Peppers?
You can freeze stuffed peppers. My preferred method is to make the recipe first - stuffing and baking the peppers, then freezing in airtight containers. Thaw and bake until heated through at 350° F
Freeze them individually for the perfect make-ahead lunch or single-serving dinner!
How Long Will Stuffed Peppers Keep In The Fridge?
Stuffed peppers will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
How Long Can You Freeze Peppers?
Peppers can be frozen up to 8 months, but I prefer to use stuffed peppers within 3 to 6 months.
How Long Do Stuffed Peppers Take To Cook?
This recipe takes anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes to bake, the bell peppers are steamed in advance so you can get dinner on the table in a hurry!
More Keto Stuffed Peppers
More Keto Beef Recipes You'll Love
- Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff (Low Carb Keto Beef Stroganoff)
- Zucchini Ground Beef Taco Casserole
- Mongolian Beef and Broccoli (Low Carb and Keto Chinese)
- Italian Crock Pot Beef Roast (Instant Pot Beef Recipe)
- Best Corned Beef Recipe (Slow Cooker and Instant Pot)
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