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Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

When I lived in my apartment in Toronto, I used to make mini Paleo stuffed peppers with jalapeño peppers and the meat mixture below.  The Paleo stuffed peppers were so hot it was hard to finish a plateful.  I would make extra and eat them for a quick breakfast.  This time around I saw some larger hot peppers at the grocery store that were hot but not to the same degree as jalapeño peppers.  I felt it made a fun dinner.  I didn’t even need a fork and a knife.  I chomped down on the paleo stuffed peppers like a slice of pizza.

Before baking - Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

Before baking – Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers





  • 3 long hot peppers
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ¼ red pepper, diced
  • ¼ green pepper, diced
  • 1 pound ground pork (about 1 cup)
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • + Any extra seasoning (i.e. crushed red pepper for more heat, it depends on how your tomato sauce is seasoned too)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sauté the onion, red pepper and green pepper on medium heat. Take out of the pan.
  3. Add the pork to the pan and tomato sauce. Cook until the pork is cooked. Add the sautéed veggies back into the pan and season with salt and pepper plus any additional seasoning.
  4. Cut open the hot peppers and take out the seeds. Stuff with the peppers with the pork mixture.
  5. Bake on a baking for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately
  7. Makes 6 stuffed peppers


7 Responses to Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

  1. Lindsey March 1 at 7:09 pm #

    Yum! That looks really good!

  2. aiming4simple March 18 at 1:16 pm #

    These look great! They also remind me of delicious stuffed peppers that I used to enjoy when I lived in China. I’ll have to try this simple recipe and take a delicious trip back in time.
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    • CAROLditchthewheat March 18 at 3:41 pm #

      I would love to visit China!

  3. Karin April 5 at 11:26 am #

    This is a great idea! I also like the fact that you can replace the pork with chicken or turkey!

  4. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) October 23 at 11:24 pm #

    My husband asked me to make this for dinner while we’re on the Whole30. I changed a couple things like par-boiled the peppers before stuffing them. I also only used a small green bell pepper, added garlic, a jalapeño, and the spices I added were chile powder, coriander, & oregano. These were tasty peppers! Definitely spicy but my husband LOVED these. Thanks for the easy, awesome recipe.
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  5. Fleur August 16 at 7:18 pm #

    I can’t wait to try these,
    I’m new to gluten free dairy free carb free diet and my partner wants to support me by following the diet too, our fav foods are Mexican so I might put a Mexican twist on this and eat it like a taco (the pepper is a great replacement to Corn base) topped with a little avo and coriander, yum. Thanks for the great recipes.


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