Simple Stuffed Peppers


  • 6 red peppers (cored and cleaned)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups prepared rice (or cauliflower rice for paleo)
  • 1 zucchini (diced)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon basil



  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Prepare an 8x8 baking dish by adding about a 1/2 inch of water to the bottom and set aside.
  3. Prepare the peppers by slicing off the tops, removing the core and seeds, and rinsing them clean. Place peppers on a paper towel to dry while you prepare the filling.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a little bit of cooking oil, add in the zucchini and diced onion and cook until the onion is translucent. About 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add in garlic and cook for 3 more minutes.
  6. Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until there is no more pink.
  7. Add the prepared rice, tomato sauce and seasonings.
  8. Simmer on low for 15 minutes.
  9. Add in spinach and cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the spinach wilts down.
  10. Fill each pepper with the meat mixture and place carefully into your 8x8 baking dish.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the tops have browned.