As a Philly native, it’s easy for me to get a good cheesesteak. Like I shared in this Keto Philly Cheesesteak Pockets recipe, I enjoy my cheesesteak with loads of meat, fried onions, sweet & hot peppers, ketchup, mayo, and seasonings. This recipe for Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers is a bit of a Philly Cheesesteak decomposed.
What are Keto Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Peppers?
Instead of using peppers as just a part of the meat filling, I’m using sweet bell peppers as the replacement for bread. The Sirarcha Mayo is the perfect topping because it includes ketchup, mayo and a little bit of lime for boosted flavor. If you enjoy your cheesesteaks like I do (with sauce), then this sauce is a must!
What kind of cheese do I use?
Making any Philly Cheesesteak well requires a good, melty cheese. Some cheeses that melt well are American Cheese, Colby Jack, and any Cheddar Cheese. If you don’t have sliced cheese, then I use about a cup of shredded cheese.
What can I serve with these stuffed bell peppers?
If you are keto and low carb, these make a perfect meal on their own. The meat and cheese provide a great source of protein and fat. The peppers are a great way to get clean, healthy carbs.
This recipe makes 3 servings.
A serving of this recipe is two stuffed pepper halves or 1 bell pepper. Each serving has 10g net carbs.
Why would I want to eat this vs. the Philly Cheesesteak Pockets?
Since this recipe does not use fathead dough, it has less fat per serving. Skipping the step of making fathead dough also makes this recipe much easier. For me, easy recipes are essential when I’m making dinner after work.
- 3 Bell Peppers seeds removed and cut in half
- 1 tbsp of grass-fed butter or other healthy fat
- 1/2 yellow onion sliced thinly
- 3 red baby bell peppers sliced thinly
- 1 jalapeno sliced thinly (optional)
- 1.5 tbsp Onion Salt Each brand of Onion Salt will vary in their level of saltiness. The one linked in the recipe has more of an onion flavor (along with parsley and garlic powder) with some sprinkles of salt. You should add .5 tbsp of onion salt at a time until you love the taste!
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1 tsp Ground Parsley
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 lb Shaved Steak I get mine from Trader Joes
- 6 slices White American Cheese I like to get this sliced fresh from the deli because the packaged kind does not taste the same to me
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees
- Drizzle olive oil on the bell pepper halves and season with salt and pepper (I used about 1/8 tsp of salt and black pepper per half).
- Roast the bell peppers for 10 minute per side.
- Chop the shaved meat so that it's thinly sliced but also in bite-sized pieces
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat
- Add the butter, onions, and peppers to the pan. Saute the vegetables in a until they are soft and "fried"
- Add the shaved beef to the pan along with spices.
- Use tongs to incorporate and cook the meat until all slices are browned
- Turn off the heat and add the American Cheese to the top of the meat and vegetable mix. Cover the skillet with its lid or with a wide plate. The steam will cause the cheese to melt
- After the cheese has melted (~3 minutes), mix the meat so that the cheese is fully incorporated
- Divide the meat among the pepper halves
- Whisk the ingredients for the sauce with a fork. Top the stuffed peppers with the sauce before eating.
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