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Whole30 & Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers

If you are missing pizza on your Whole30 or low carb diet, you’ll want to make these Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers that’s delicious and full of hidden veggies!

Whole30 Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers

This is a recipe that’s easy to make, healthy while tasting indulgent, and so fun to eat for both adults and kids. One of the things I miss on my paleo/gluten free diet is a good slice of pizza. I lived in NYC for 10 years and my love for pizza still stays strong. So I have a few recipes already that replicate that delicious pizza taste, and this is one of my favorites.

These Whole30 & Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers are jam packed with your favorite pizza flavors, and you can customize it with various toppings. I added pepperoni to mine because I freakin’ love pepperoni. If you aren’t on a sugar detox and/or if you are looking to make this more keto and higher in fat, you can always add some cheese as well. I don’t do well on most dairy so I left it out and it was still delicious.

Whole30 Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers

I also snuck in some extra nutrients in these Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers by having half of the filling be cauliflower rice instead of all meat. So if you have picky eaters in your house who eat around the veggies on their plates, you can be sure that they’ll eat all vegetables in this recipe without even knowing.

Eating healthy does not have to be bland, tasteless, and boring, and these Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers are a definite proof of that. If you try out this recipe, let me know what you think of it below! I seriously love hearing your thoughts and comments, and it helps me keep improving my content. Thanks all!

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Whole3 & Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 53 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 4 stuffed bell peppers
Author: Jean Choi

If you are missing pizza on your Whole30 or low carb diet, you'll want to make these Paleo Pizza Stuffed Peppers that's delicious and full of hidden veggies!

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Ingredients

  • 4 bell peppers any color
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 cups cauliflower rice about 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce sugar free
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Optional: 2 oz chopped pepperoni*, plus more for topping omit for sugar detox
  • Optional: Your favorite shredded cheese
  • Chopped basil leaves, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and/or your favorite topping for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, and grease a baking dish just big enough to fit the 4 bell peppers standing upright.

  2. Slice off the tops of the bell peppers and scrape out the seeds and membranes.

  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, then add the bell peppers to the water and let them boil for 10 minutes.

  4. Transfer the bell peppers to the baking dish, standing them upright. 

  5. Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. 

  6. Add onion and garlic and cook stirring for 3 minutes.

  7. Add ground beef, cauliflower rice, sea salt, and ground pepper. Cook stirring until the beef is browned and the cauliflower rice is soft and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. 

  8. Add marinara or pizza sauce and dried oregano, and stir into the mixture. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is heated through and thickened.

  9. Remove from heat and stir in pepperoni, if using.*

  10. Spoon the meat mixture into the bell peppers evenly until they are all filled up. Top with more pepperoni pieces and cheese, if using.

  11. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

  12. Serve sprinkled with your favorite toppings. 

Recipe Notes

* If you aren't using pepperoni, you may want to add a bit more sea salt to taste.

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4-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef (Paleo)

This paleo and meal prep-friendly Instant Pot Shredded Beef is made with only 4 ingredients, and can be used to create various meals throughout the week!

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

While I love a good barbacoa or shredded beef with delicious flavors, if I’m going to cook 3-4 pounds of beef for just me and my husband, I want to have the option of re-purposing it for several meals and we don’t like to eat the same exact thing over and over again.

Enter: this easy and delicious Instant Pot Shredded Beef. This recipe yields a plain and basic shredded beef with no special spices added except salt. The result is a great base protein that can be added to multiple meals by flavoring it with your choice of spices and sauces. It’s such a budget friendly way to stretch out one recipe and a great meal-prep recipe that you can enjoy throughout the week.

Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Some delicious ways to use Instant Pot Shredded Beef

You can use this shredded beef in any dish that you want to add beef to, but here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy it in my meal after flavoring it with spices or sauces specific to that dish:

  • On its own, alongside vegetables
  • In tacos
  • In burrito bowls
  • In taquitos
  • In stir frys
  • In soups and stews
  • In casseroles
  • In salads
  • In curry
  • Over nachos
  • Alongside eggs for breakfast
  • Stuffed in sweet potatoes or bell peppers
  • As a pizza topping

The possibilities are honestly endless. It’s all about finding creative ways to incorporate it into your dish!

I would love to know… how would you use this Instant Pot Shredded Beef? Share below!

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Instant Pot Shredded Beef

4-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Instant Pot Shredded Beef

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 2 minutes
Author: Jean Choi
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Ingredients

  • 3-4 lb of beef rump roast or chuck roast
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 1/2 cups of bone broth or beef broth

Instructions

  1. Cut the roast into 4 even pieces and season all sides with salt.
  2. Set Instant Pot to the Sauté setting and heat coconut oil in the pot for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the roast pieces and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.
  4. Press Cancel, and add the broth over the beef. Close the lid and make sure the pressure-release valve is closed.
  5. Cook at high pressure on Manual for 50 minutes. Once the Instant Pot beeps to signal that it's done, let it sit for 10-15 minutes to allow the pressure to release naturally until the lid opens.
  6. Transfer the roast to a cutting board, and shred the meat with 2 forks. Return to the Instant Pot and keep warm until ready to use.
  7. You can eat the shredded beef on its own with various sides, or use in other dishes like tacos, burrito bowls, stir-fry, sandwiches, and more.

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Paleo Burrito Bowl

Just because you are grain-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious burrito bowl. This Whole30 and Paleo Burrito Bowl is so easy and full of flavor!

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Ever since going gluten and mostly grain free, burrito bowls have become my best friend at Mexican restaurants. I love how easily I can modify the ingredients to make it work for me, and the flavor combination is unbeatable. I mean, nothing can go wrong when guacamole and salsa are involved.

Recently, a reader asked me if I can do a post about how I construct a paleo burrito bowl because after going grain-free, she was having trouble figuring out what to add into hers. There are actually so many different ways to customize a burrito bowl, depending on what flavors you love, so this post was really fun to put together. Plus, I got to eat this deliciousness at the end of it, so it’s win-win for me!

Paleo Burrito Bowl

While there are a million ways to create a paleo burrito bowl, I like to start out with a base of cauliflower rice, lettuce, and some kind of protein. Cauliflower rice (or rice, if you can tolerate it) soaks up and meld together all the flavors of the dish, lettuce adds that refreshing crunch factor, and of course, protein is the main star of the dish. After this base, you can really go nuts and add whatever you like.

For me, there’s no question that avocados are involved, either sliced or in guacamole form, and I also need some kind of spicy salsa and/or hot sauce for that extra kick. And the rest, I usually add in what I can find in the kitchen that sounds good. I always end with sprinkling lime juice and and a ton of chopped cilantro to the entire paleo burrito bowl. MMMMM, nothing better.

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Paleo Burrito Bowl

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jean Choi

Just because you are grain-free doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious burrito bowl. This Whole30 and Paleo Burrito Bowl is so easy and full of flavor!

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Ingredients

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups of cauliflower rice
  • Zest from 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Meat

  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 lb chicken thighs or breasts OR ground beef cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 large onion sliced

Optional Add-ins

  • Shredded romaine lettuce
  • Salsa of your choice
  • 1 batch of The Best Guacamole Ever or sliced avocados
  • Sliced black olives
  • Chopped raw onions
  • Plantain chips
  • Lime juice
  • Chopped cilantro for garnish

Instructions

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

  1. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add cauliflower rice and cook stirring for about 5 minutes, until soft and cooked through.
  4. Stir in lime zest, cilantro leaves, salt and pepper, and stir together.
  5. Take off heat and set aside.

Meat

  1. Sprinkle all the spices over the meat and mix together well.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Add onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until translucent.
  4. Add seasoned meat and cook stirring for 8-10 minutes, until browned and cooked through.

Paleo Burrito Bowl

  1. Construct your bowl by starting out with romaine lettuce and cauliflower rice.
  2. Add cooked meat, then top with additional add-ins of your choice! I always sprinkle everything with lime juice and fresh cilantro at the end before serving to complete the dish.