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Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers
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Stuffed Poblano Peppers {Low Carb}

These Stuffed Poblano Peppers are a healthy low-carb dinner idea made with ground beef, red peppers, cheese and plenty of flavour!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, tex mex
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 429kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 poblano peppers
  • 1 lb extra-lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Optional toppings

  • Store-bought pico de gallo or salsa
  • Sliced avocado
  • cilantro
  • sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Wash and de-seed poblano peppers, then drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper if desired. Add to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, cook ground beef ove med-high heat until browned (about 5-7 min) then drain any excess fat. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, garlic, red pepper and red onion, sauteeing another 2 minutes until veggies are tender.
  • Stuff ground beef mixture into poblano peppers, then top with cheese. Bake another 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with toppings of choice. Serve and enjoy!



If you want an even spicier option, use jalapeno peppers instead of poblanos. For a milder option, use bell peppers.
Slice the poblano peppers in half lengthwise so you have two evenly-sized boats.
Store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the oven or in the microwave.
Freeze this recipe for up to 3 months. Defrost in the fridge overnight then reheat in the oven at 375° F for 30 minutes.


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 565mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1900IU | Vitamin C: 131.2mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3.4mg