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Keto Rice being a part of various Pasta Alternatives in our lifestyle has changed my way of cooking. Choosing Shirataki Rice is the easiest option, but Cauliflower Rice will work as a great replacement as well.
Using Shirataki variations in your kitchen like our Shirataki Chicken Noodles Recipe makes the keto cooking extra fast.
No need to pre-cook your pasta, all you have to do is fully wash them and any dish you desire. They soak the flavor of your dish and nobody will ever know.
European Stuffed Peppers
One of my favorite childhood dishes, those Stuffed Peppers are a perfect match to your easy dinner, or just to warm you up during cold evenings.
Very popular in most of Europe and my favorite.
Even now, every time I come for a visit, my mum makes sure, one big pot is waiting for me in the kitchen.
Difference between American and European Stuffed Peppers.
There are 3 main differences.
- Type of peppers
- Tomato sauce
- Cooking not baking
What types of peppers to use?
The type of peppers we use, the tomato sauce, and the cooking process instead of baking.
Most of the American Stuffed Peppers consist of Bell Peppers of various colors.
We in Europe, on the other side use light green to yellow color peppers, which have got much thinner skin known as Anaheim Peppers or Banana Peppers.
Banana Peppers are lighter in texture as well as taste.
Their skin is really thin compared to the Bell Peppers. This makes them the perfect vegetable to cook with.
They also contain fewer carbohydrates, which is a big plus we are always looking for.
Widely available in Europe, Banana Peppers are a very popular vegetable.
Especially in the summer as almost every single garden has got few Stems growing.
Our Lecso Vegetable Stew together with tomatoes from your garden is another popular recipe to enjoy.
Family size cooking
As some of you might already be familiar, I cook most of the time in big pots (so I can save time for everyday cooking).
Our Keto Stuffed Peppers with Shirataki Rice Recipe is no exception.
It comes in a huge pot, but since this dish is perfect to freeze, there goes your weekly menu preparation.
It is easily stored in the freezer as well for days when you are in a hurry.
Variations of European Stuffed Peppers
- You can swap Shirataki rice with Cauliflower rice
- Some families omit rice all together to make Stuffed peppers without rice
- Ground Beef can be replaced by turkey, chicken, or pork
- Unfatenned Almond Flour can be replaced with a tiny amount of Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum for thickening the sauce.
- You can even make stuffed peppers without rice and tomato sauce
Ground Beef leftovers
What if I run out of peppers?
Not a problem and that is what we do all the time.
Once you fill up all of your peppers and you will be left with the extra mixture, shape it into bigger minced balls, trying to get a similar size of your peppers, so it will cook evenly.
My kids prefer this dish without the pepper and therefore the Stuffed Balls are their favorite.
What if I do not have Keto Rice?
Stuffed Peppers Without Rice
Stuffed Peppers without rice is a great option as well. Use Bell Peppers if you prefer and make luscious Italian Keto Stuffed Bell Peppers.
How to make European Keto Stuffed Peppers with Low Carb Rice and Tomato Sauce
Kitchen gadgets you might need:
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON STUFFED PEPPERS
First Step: Peppers
Cut the stems and top of the peppers. Using your knife, clean all of the insides without breaking the peppers. Place them aside
Second Step: Shirataki Rice
If you are using Shirataki Rice, make sure you wash them fully under the warm water. They normally come packed in a liquid, which has got a very unpleasant taste. This should be fully washed and later on, the rice will absorb all of the flavors from the dish.
Third Step: Stuffing
Into a big mixing bowl place all of the minced meat, eggs, washed shirataki rice, and dry ingredients. Using your hand or a spatula mix them all fully.
Fourth Step: Filling
With your hand fill each of the precleaned pepper with a stuffing mixture to the top of the pepper. Make sure you gently press the filling in so it will not spread while cooking.
In case you will have some more filling left and no more peppers, not a problem. Just form balls similar in size to your filling in peppers for equal cooking time.
Fifth Step: Sauce
Using a big pot, cook your onion with a bit of oil until golden brown.
Sixth Step: Tomatoes
Add tomato sauce and tomato juice into the pot and bring it to boil.
Seventh Step: Stevia and thickeners
Add either stevia tabs or fresh stevia, or any of your favorite Sugar sweeteners.
At the same time add a bit of fat reduced almond flour and let it cook for another 5-10 minutes.
Eight Steps: Hand blender
Using your hand blender, blend the whole sauce. It will not only make sure all of your onion gets blended but with this step, the color of your tomato sauce lightens up and gets into a beautiful red shade.
Ninth Step: Peppers and cook
Gently one by one add each of the stuffed pepper into the mixture and let it cook for approximately 1 hour.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Type of rice – You can swap Shirataki rice with Cauliflower rice
No Rice – Some families omit rice all together
Ground meat – Ground Beef can be replaced by turkey, chicken, or pork
Thickening the sauce – fat reduced Almond Flour can be replaced with coconut flour or a tiny amount of Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum for thickening the sauce.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Type of Keto Rice to use for your Stuffed Peppers varies.
Shirataki Rice is the easiest and it only needs a proper wash.
Cauliflower rice is another great option if you have time to prepare it. No need to cook cauliflower as well, as it will soften while cooking the whole dish.
Palmini rice is the third option, I have not experimented with yet.
Leaving them in the pot, store the leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. No longer.
I use Mason Jars, as always. Depending yón the size of your mason jar, fill them with single, 2, or 3 peppers and top it up with tomato sauce. This will be a perfect portion plan for the day when you need a quick dinner.
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- 500 grams Minced meat
- 12 pieces Green Peppers
- 2 Packets Shirataki Rice ( 470 grams)
- 2 Eggs
- 10 grams Dried garlic (1 Tablespoon)
- 2 grams Marjoram spice (1 Tablespoon)
- 5 grams Salt (1 tsp)
- 2 grams Smoked Paprika spice (1teaspoon)
- Cut the top of the peppers and clean the whole inside
- In a bowl mix minced meat, eggs, shirataki rice and all the dry ingredients
- Mix all properly
- Fill each pepper with stuffing and place it aside.
- Cut onion into small pieces
- Heat up a big pot and add oil
- Once hot add the onions and cook it until golden brown
- Add tomato paste and tomato juice and bring it to boil
- Add stevia tabs and salt and keep cooking
- If you see the sauce is very liquid, you can add a tablespoon of unfatened almond flour. This will thickened the sauce a bit.
- Once everything is boiling mix all with a hand mixer. This will give the tomato sauce beautiful bright color. And of course will mix everything properly
- Add pre filled paprika and cook for 1 Hour
- BON APPETIT
Type of rice - You can swap Shirataki rice with Cauliflower rice
No Rice - Some families omit rice all together
Ground meat - Ground Beef can be replaced by turkey, chicken, or pork
Thickening the sauce - fat reduced Almond Flour can be replaced with coconut flour or a tiny amount of Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum for thickening the sauce.
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