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Spicy Low Carb Stuffed Poblano Peppers

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Simple spicy stuffed poblano peppers. The perfect meal prep or weeknight dinner dish!


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced (can sub 1/2 cup cauliflower rice instead)
  • 1 lb grass fed beef (can sub ground chicken or turkey)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chunky salsa
  • 4 poblano peppers, sliced in half lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 1 cup shredded cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and grease a baking dish.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium heat, then add avocado oil, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Allow to cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in beef and all seasonings, breaking up beef and cooking until no longer pink.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Set aside.
  5. Prep peppers by slicing in half lengthwise and removing the seeds (these will still have a good kick without the seeds!).
  6. Stuff each pepper with the beef and veggie mix. Sprinkle cheese over the top of each stuffed pepper, then bake for 20-25 minutes until peppers are softened and cheese is melty.