This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own.
Since I have been eating lower carb meals, I have been incorporating more and more in season local vegetables to my meals. I’ve also been working on finding meals that are not only healthy and easy to make, but also ones that my kids will still enjoy. After a few hits, and quite a few misses, I think I finally have found meals that everyone enjoys and keeps my carb count low! One of our recent favorites has been these pulled pork stuffed peppers. Using Fresh from Florida bell peppers, fall off the bone BBQ pulled pork, and a handful of cheese, this is one easy weeknight dish that will leave the whole family full and happy.
Fresh from Florida Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers
By now, y’all know how much I love my home state of Florida. Not only is there so much to do, there is also a plethora of fresh produce which our Florida farmers make it easy to get a hold of year round. As the daughter of a former Florida farmer, eating fresh, in season produce is pretty important in my life. Right now, we are enjoying in season bell peppers, squash and sweet corn.
Bell peppers are one of my favorite vegetables to work with. They are good for you, low in carbs, and extremely versatile. So when I needed something to make with a whole bunch of leftover pulled pork I made, my mind immediately went to stuffed peppers.
Leftover Pulled Pork
I like to make large quantities of pulled pork in my slow cooker. This gives us dinners for a few days. Pulled pork is pretty versatile, and we like to use it in dishes like sandwiches, tacos, and even pastas… Wanting something a little bit different though, we decided to use our leftover pulled pork to create a low carb stuffed pepper dish.
The pork itself is easy enough to make. I like to use pork shoulder and cook it in my slow cooker for 6-8 hours on low. For seasonings, I use a splash of apple cider vinegar, sugar free BBQ sauce, and plenty of Butt Rub seasoning. You can do your pulled pork any way you like for this recipe though.
Bell Peppers for Stuffed Peppers
To make these pulled pork stuffed peppers, you will want to start with some fresh bell peppers. You can use any color you like, but I prefer the green ones. First, cut your peppers in half, creating a blow of sorts. Then you will want to boil them for a few minutes ( about 5) to soften them up. This is because the pork you will be using is already cooked and it will ensure your peppers cook fully and you don’t over cook the pork.
Once they are starting to soften, take them out of the water and put them into an oven safe pan. I like to use my cast iron personally, but feel free to use what you prefer. Season them up as you like. Salt, Pepper, and a little bit of paprika do the trick for me.
Stuff the peppers full of your pulled pork. Then top with a handful of cheese. That’s it! Super simple. No rice, no extra fillings, just the peppers, pork, and cheese! Then you will want to pop them into the oven at 350° for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is nice and melted.
Don’t Forget the Toppings
When you pull the pulled pork stuffed peppers out of the oven, go ahead and top them with all the delicious toppings you love. These peppers go great with sour cream and some diced green onions. Then all there is left to do is eat and enjoy!
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Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers Printable Recipe
Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers
Pulled Pork Stuffed Peppers. Low Carb Keto friendly stuffed peppers using leftover pulled pork for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.
- 3 Green Peppers
- 1 Cup Cheese
- Leftover Pulled Pork
- Sour Cream
- Diced Green Onions
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- Paprika optional
Preheat your oven to 350°
Cut green peppers in half and boil for about 5 minutes until they start to soften.
Place the peppers in a oven safe dish ( I prefer cast iron). Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Fill your peppers with the leftover pulled pork.
Top with shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 minutes until peppers are cooked through and cheese is nice and melted.
When done, top with green onions and sour cream and enjoy!
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