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!