These low carb sloppy joe stuffed peppers are a great alternative to the sickeningly sweet canned version of a childhood classic. By stuffing the filling into peppers instead of on a sandwich bun, they are low carb and gluten free.
Growing up, we ate a lot of sloppy Joes—that notorious cloyingly sweet canned sauce cooked with ground beef and served on a big hamburger bun. It was usually accompanied by tater tots and ketchup, and I loved every last bite. But as I grew up and my palate began to mature and change, my childhood favorite became less and less appealing to me. It wasn’t until I made my own low carb sloppy joe filling from scratch, with real-food ingredients that I began to love the sloppy meat mixture once again.
These Low Carb Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers give you all the satisfaction of a classic sloppy joe, but without all the carbs and gluten. If you are not a fan of bell peppers, you can also stuff the filing in zucchini boats, portobello mushrooms, or even avocado boats. I have tried them all three ways, and they are delicious!
In addition to these Low Carb Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers, check out some of my other favorite low carb stuffed pepper recipes:
- Lasagna Stuffed Peppers
- Hawaiian Pizza Stuffed Peppers
- Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers
- Pepperoni Pizza Stuffed Peppers
- 36 Low Carb Stuffed Pepper Recipes