These Easy Low Carb Mini Pepper Nachos are so flavorful and delicious! This appetizer version of Mexican stuffed peppers is perfect for meal prepping or sharing with friends at your next get-together! Full of all kinds of yumminess, like lean ground beef, black beans, sweet peppers, tomatoes with green chilies and a zesty blend of Mexican spices. And best of all they’re low-carb and gluten-free!
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Easy Low Carb Nachos (Mexican Stuffed Peppers)
One of my favorite food holidays is almost here… Cinco De Mayo!!
Ahh what’s not to love about a day that is completely dedicated to eating creamy fresh guacamole, yummy queso fundido with chorizo, cheesy refried beans, chicken enchiladas, barbacoa beef tacos, and elderflower margaritas! Can you say delicioso!??
I must admit I have quite a few Mexican recipes on the blog, and I’m still going strong over here. Today I’m sharing yet another muy fantastico Mexican masterpiece... I give you, Easy Low Carb Mini Pepper Nachos! AKA "Pachos!"
Get it? Peppers + Nachos = pachos!?? Genius – right!?
I LOVE regular nachos way too much! I’m sure I could eat a whole sheet pan of them by myself. Ok, maybe not but I’m really hungry right now so it seems like I could.
And as much as I love them, I don’t love all those carbs - or should I say they don’t love me. So I decided there was no need to deny myself, I just needed to find a replacement for those crispy flaky corn chips that I adore.
Annnd baby bell peppers it is! These colorful little saucers are just perfect for filling with all your favorite toppings and devouring.
Why you'll love these Mexican stuffed peppers:
- As I just mentioned, these are low carb nachos! If you’re wondering how many carbs are in mini pepper nachos? The answer would be 4 net carbs in each stuffed pepper.
- These Mexican stuffed peppers are completely gluten-free!
- These nachos are full of good-for-us ingredients like black beans, sweet peppers, tomatoes and green chilies, and green onions.
- You can swap out the protein: I made ground beef nachos but you could also use ground turkey or chicken instead.
- This recipe makes 34-ish peppers so they would be perfect appetizers for having friends over, game day, or even meal prepping for the week.
- The flavor!! This stuffed peppers recipe is flavorful, zesty, and so delicious!
- And finally, you can change up the toppings. Which might make you ask:
What are some toppings for nachos?
- Shredded Cheese
- Cheese sauce
- Fresh or jarred jalapenos
- Green or red onions
- Pico de gallo
- Salsa verde
- Sour cream
- Chopped tomato
- And of course avocado!
As you can see there is so much to love about these Pachos!
I made a batch and sent them to work with the B man for his co-workers to sample and taste test. I heard there may have been some Pacho hiding and hoarding going on. Needless to say they got rave reviews!
Well let’s get down to business…
How to make Low Carb Nachos:
Step 1) First of all, wash, dry and cut your baby bell peppers in half lengthwise. Then remove the stems, remove seeds and veins and set aside.
Step 2) Add the ground beef to a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Season with salt and pepper then cook until meat is no longer pink.
Step 3) Stir in the rest of the seasonings.
Step 4) Add tomato paste, Rotel, and black beans. Cook for 4-5 minutes so the flavors marry.
Step 5) Place the peppers on a baking sheet (cut side up) and fill them all with the ground beef mixture. Roast for 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven.
Step 6) Remove them from the oven and sprinkle on cheddar cheese, then bake for 2-3 more minutes.
Step 7) Top with cilantro, green onions, whatever else you want, and then devour!
I can’t wait for you to try these Easy Low Carb Nachos! I guarantee you’ll be making and taking them to picnics and parties, and probably even hiding and hoarding them from your family as well! LOL
Salud mi amigo!
For The Low Carb Nachos
For The Taco Seasoning:
Serving Size 3 half peppers
Amount Per Serving Calories 130Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 29mgSodium 489mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 14g