Keto Pepper Nachos
Nachos are a go-to American comfort food, typically loaded with carbs. I found this Keto friendly Naco recipe originally from A Sweet Life , an online diabetes magazine. Many of their recipes are low carb and great for the Keto Diet. Thanks to this tasty, simple recipe I can guiltlessly eat Nachos!
Keto Pepper Nachos
Measure the spices and mix in a small bowl. The recipe calls for ½ tsp of table salt, but I used Pink Himalayan salt to enhance the meat’s flavor. I also used ground cayenne instead of red pepper flakes because I prefer a smooth texture.
Then add one pound of ground beef to a frying pan on medium heat. I don’t like big chunks of meat so I used a potato-masher to break the meat into smaller pieces. After 7-10 minutes, mix in the spices.
Rinse the pound of mini bell peppers while the beef is cooking. I bought mine from walmart in a one pound bag (yay! Less measuring). After rinsing cut of the stem of each pepper and then cut pepper in half lengthwise.
Place them on a pan with a nonstick surface (silpat mat, aluminum foil or wax paper). This step is crucial! If you forget to line the pan… you’ll be left with a cheesy mess! As you line the peppers on the pan, place them as close together as possible-so the toppings end up on the nachos and not the pan. Then season each pepper with salt. The first time I made these, I bit into a nacho with the expectation of a salty chip flavor, but was thrown off when all I could taste was an unseasoned pepper topped with cheese. So please, take the time to sprinkle each pepper with salt.
Cover the peppers with your cooked meat, and top with cheese. Place in the 400 degree oven for 5-10 minutes. If you like them golden brown like I do, cook them for up to 15 minutes.
Dice tomatoes, avocados, cilantro...etc. Take your nachos out of the oven. Serve and garnish. Voilà, keto friendly nachos!
Calories: 351 kcal
Total fat: 21.97g
Calories from fat: 197
Protein per serving: 28.41g
Total dietary fiber: 2.39g
Net Carbohydrate: 4.19g