the one about stuffed peppers

About 14 months ago my husband and I started an 80/20 Paleo lifestyle. I say lifestyle because I hate the word diet . . . Basically 80% of the time we eat Paleo (except light diary additions) and 20% of the time we don’t.

I haven’t posted any new recipes or any updates in awhile so today you get a real treat. Seriously you should make it because it’s so good. . .


My mom used to make stuffed peppers all the time, and I hated them. It was one of those things I refused to eat when she made it. I would rather go hungry than eat stuffed peppers or fried green tomatoes or pork chops . . .

I now eat pork chops and  stuffed peppers . . . turns out fried green tomatoes really are gross.


If you happen to not want to eat paleo . . . you should add more cheese or even rice to the mixture. If you don’t want to add the cheese and prove you’re a stronger person than me . . . god be with you  . . . you stuffed peppers will turn out just fine.

the one about stuffed peppers


  • 1/2 lb ground sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 6 Large peppers
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 cup salsa (optional)
  • 1 Cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/2 Tsp pepper
  • Olive oil


  1. 1. In a large skillet, brown sausage, beef, garlic, and onion in oil.
  2. 2. Add the chopped parsley
  3. 3. Stir in 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese and if you want to add some salsa for spice and extra flavor do so now.
  4. 4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. 5. Cut off the tops of peppers, and trim the bottom so they sit flat in your dish.
  6. 6. Chop scrap pepper tops and add to filling
  7. 7. Place peppers in baking dish and stuff until full.
  8. 8. Drizzle peppers with olive oil.
  9. 9. Cover with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.
  10. 10. Remove from oven and take off the foil. Use remaining shredded cheese to top peppers, bake uncovered another 15 minutes.


Now that the new year is here the husband and I are getting back on track with eating right so every now and again I will definitely be sharing our recipes. Our most favorite ones I will put here so I can always have easy access 🙂 and the others will most likely end up on my cooking spot!

I am always looking for new healthy recipes shares your favorites with me in the comments!


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  • Reply Tracy @ Tracy Tris

    I loved stuffed peppers when my mom made them growing up! That was one of the first meals I learned to make for myself when I moved out. I don’t make them that much anymore though so this was a nice reminder!

    January 15, 2015 at 10:00 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      i never knew how easy they were or I definitely would have learned earlier!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:56 pm
  • Reply Sarah @ 12 Twenty Seven

    I LOVE stuffed peppers! My grandmother made them for me once and I thought they were gross. Then she made them again (because she didn’t care if I liked them or not) and I LOVED them. Maybe she changed up the ingredients? 🙂 These look so good!

    January 15, 2015 at 10:06 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      haha your grandmother and my mama are one in the same . . . she always made food i didn’t like haha!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Faith

    Ummm…LG would love these!! I will have to try them!

    January 15, 2015 at 11:07 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      and they’re very easy! right up your alley

      January 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm
  • Reply Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre

    I made stuffed peppers with rotisserie chicken and they were so so so good!!!

    January 15, 2015 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      that sounds delish! i’ll have to try!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Anne

    I love stuffed peppers but being that we have 2 vegetarians in our house we make them with sautéed eggplant instead of meat. So yummy!

    January 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      that sounds super good!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Christy

    I love stuffed peppers and don’t make them nearly often enough. These look divine! Thanks for sharing, visiting from Great Idea Thursdays 🙂

    January 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      thank you ! thanks for reading!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Nina @ Flowers in my Hair

    I was literally in the grocery store two days ago dreaming of these. Please make them the next time I visit. I can help. Like I can spray the waffle maker with butter.

    January 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      the waffle iron doesn’t need sprayed since it’s non stick so no worries 🙂

      January 16, 2015 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply Rose @ Walnut Acre

    I love stuffed peppers and these look really good. I also like pork chops but I agree that fried green tomatoes are gross 🙂

    January 15, 2015 at 7:05 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      i’m so glad i’m not alone!! my dad says i’m crazy for not liking fried green tomatoes!

      January 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm
  • Reply Cat

    These look so mouthwatering! It’s kind of got everything that a burrito or nachos have, but in a much healthier container. I’m not really a fan of green peppers, but I’ll bet I could swap in a yellow or orange one and it’d be just as good 🙂


    January 18, 2015 at 12:37 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      you could totally switch! I bet they would be very good with a red pepper!

      January 19, 2015 at 9:42 pm
  • Reply Angelica @ Gardening in High Heels

    Those look so yummy! I’m not a paleo person, so I’ll be loading on the cheese. I’m like you in that I hated stuffed peppers when I was little (I ate the stuffing and that’s about it – ugh what a boring meal!) but I love them now. Thanks for sharing!

    January 19, 2015 at 10:52 am
    • Reply Bex Stark

      haha! i love cheeeeese! even though we’re paleo I couldn’t get away from at least a little.

      January 19, 2015 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply nelle monaco

    these look amazing! i can’t wait to try… always love a good stuffed pepper! thank you so much for sharing…

    January 20, 2015 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Eliabeth

    I love stuffed peppers! I made some last night!

    January 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply Bex Stark

      they’re sooo good! aren’t they?

      January 20, 2015 at 9:09 pm

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