Unstuffed Pepper Skillet

I was reminded it’s been awhile since I put up any recipes.

I’m not really sure what to call this but Unstuffed Pepper Skillet seemed close enough. This is normally something I make when I have ground beef but don’t feel like going to the store to get anything else. Most every other ingredient here is something that we usually have around the pantry.


-2 Tablespoons Avocado Oil (Or any other hot pan oil)
-2 or 3 Bell Peppers
-1/2 cup chopped onions or shallots
-1lb Ground Beef
-2 Tablespoons black pepper
-2 Tablespoons honey (optional)
-2 Tablespoons korean red pepper flakes (or crushed red pepper/chili powder)
-1 Can diced tomatoes
-1 Can Tomato paste
-2 Tablespoons garlic powder
-2 Teaspoons Onion Powder
-2 Tablespoons freshly ground ginger (optional)
-2 Tablespoons minced garlic
-2 Tablespoons of ground flax seed (optional)


Step 1 – Brown meat in skillet with oil. After meat is browned remove meat to a bowl.

Step 2 – add peppers and shallots/onions to skillet and saute until peppers are soft and onions are slightly browned

Step 3 – Add meat back to the skillet along with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper flake, black pepper, tomato paste, and diced tomatoes. Fill 8oz can that the tomato paste was in with water and add water to the skillet. If you reduced heat, raise heat to simmer so liquid starts to thicken (few minutes)

Step 4- Add in honey, ground flax seed, and grated ginger (These are optional but I find honey helps thicken up the sauce a bit and the ginger helps add a bit of flavor. Also my mom said I need to eat more flax seed.

Step 5- Allow liquid to reduce and sauce to thicken. Turn heat off and let sit for 10 minute to allow it to thicken some more.

Estimated Nutritional Info:

Nutrition Facts
Servings 5.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15 g 23 %
Saturated Fat 6 g 30 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg 19 %
Sodium 264 mg 11 %
Potassium 365 mg 10 %
Total Carbohydrate 22 g 7 %
Dietary Fiber 5 g 21 %
Sugars 14 g
Protein 22 g 44 %
Vitamin A 23 %
Vitamin C 156 %
Calcium 5 %
Iron 17 %

Personally I like to eat this mixed with some rice or over a bit of pasta. Today I used some leftover red leaf lettuce and made lettuce wraps which was quite tasty. If you like a more italian flavor, try adding fresh basil, oregano, and other herbs…for a more asian/spicy flavor,  sriracha and thai chili sauce are good to mix in.


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