If you enjoy meat stuffed jalapeno peppers like I do, this keto jalapeno poppers recipe is for you. The combination of cheese, beef, and the spicy taste of jalapeños is what makes this recipe so special.
This ground beef stuffed jalapenos recipe can be added to your go-to list of keto snacks and quick lunches as well because once you try it, you surely will love it. You can also use a combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheese to provide a special taste.
The cheddar cheese instructions are very easy and will make a great difference in your recipe. This is a great keto low carb version of the traditional Jalapeno Poppers recipe. You will want to add this to your list of jalapeno recipes.
You can stuff these jalapeños with sausage, bacon, and other types of low-carb fillings of your choice and just let the oven do the work.
Jalapeno peppers are a good source of vitamin C to support the immune system. A 100-gram serving contains 118 mg of vitamin C (1).
Jalapeno peppers are also a good source of fiber (2.8 grams per 100-gram serving), B vitamins, vitamin A, and the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin.
Research shows that jalapeno peppers contain antimicrobial properties that can help protect the body against foreign invaders (2). They also have thermogenic abilities that heat up your metabolism to burn extra calories (3).
The onions in this recipe add to the fiber content. They provide a special type of fiber called prebiotic fiber that has been shown to ferment in the digestive tract, which aids in the production of healthy bacteria and boosts your immune system (4). You will enjoy this baked jalapeno poppers recipe.
I love to serve this dish while watching a movie with my family. You can also bring this jalapeño popper recipe to a party as well. It’s going to be a big hit.
You can be sure that keto eating can help you enjoy every moment with the ones you love. And the nutrition calories for this recipe is very low. Let’s get started!
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How to Make Keto Stuffed Jalapenos
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Saute the beef in the frying pan with the onion and tomato. If you want to spice it up, try using your favorite taco seasoning.
Add salt and pepper to taste and cook for 15 minutes. Slice the Jalapenos in half and remove the seeds and veins. If you do not have jalapenos, try using small bell peppers.
Add a tablespoon of the cooked beef mixture into each jalapeno half. Place shredded cheese on top. You can use your favorite white, cheddar cheese or a cheese mixture. Cream cheese can also be a great substitute to shredded cheese.
If you want to make it fancier, you can make bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers too by wrapping a slice of bacon around each of these jalapeno halves.
To keep things clean, line a baking sheet with foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese browns. Serve warm.
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Keto Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers with Ground Beef
- While preparing the dish, preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Sauté the beef in the pan together with the onion and chopped tomato.
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Cook for approximately 15 minutes. Slice the jalapeños into two pieces. Empty the insides of the slices by discarding the seeds and the veins.
- Stuff about a tablespoonful of the cooked beef in the empty jalapeño halves. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese on the surface.
- Arrange the filled peppers on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 15 minutes and wait until the cheese browns.
- Serve on a plate and enjoy!
Are jalapeno peppers good for keto?
Yes, jalapeño peppers are keto-friendly due to their low carb content, making them a suitable addition to a ketogenic diet. However, you should always monitor portion sizes to ensure staying within your daily carb limits.
How many carbs are in stuffed jalapeno peppers?
The carbohydrate content in stuffed jalapeño peppers varies based on the stuffing ingredients and preparation method. Traditionally, if they’re stuffed with cream cheese filling, cheddar, and perhaps a bit of meat like bacon or sausage, the carb count is relatively low. However, if they include ingredients like breadcrumbs or certain sauces, the carb count will be higher. My low carb stuffed jalapenos recipe contains only 1 net carb per serving.
How do you cut jalapeno peppers for stuffing?
To cut jalapeño peppers for stuffing, first, remove the stem end, then split the jalapeño lengthwise in half, and use a spoon or knife to scrape out the seeds and white membranes. You can wear gloves to avoid skin irritation from the spicy oils.