Taco Stuffed Peppers

These savory taco stuffed peppers are filled with ground beef or turkey and sprinkled with your favorite taco toppings and melted cheese! Taco Stuffed Peppers

My favorite thing about taco stuffed peppers? No soggy shell! You can load up on all of your favorite taco fillings and sauces and take your time eating, because that crisp pepper is here for you. I am personally thanking my lucky stars for this kind of meal right now, because my little toddler is usually too busy crawling up my leg to allow me to sit down and eat very long. The last time I tried to eat tacos with a regular shell, I got about halfway through and literally forgot about it until she was in bed, at which point it was totally soggy and I had to toss it. And wasting food is not okay with me. 

You can load these bad boys up with basically, uh, whatever you want. Ground beef, ground turkey, shredded chicken, whatever ya got. Taco toppings are also very easy to be flexible with.

Oh, and the health benefits. Let’s not forget about that!

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Calories in a bell pepper:

  • One whole medium bell pepper = 24 calories (so, 12 calories for  a half)

Calories in one hard Taco Shell:

  • Fried taco shells= 150 calories
  • Baked taco shells= 62 calories

Savings in calories:

  • 50 calories saved for each baked taco shell that you replace with a bell pepper half.
  • 138 calories saved for each fried taco shell that you replace with a bell pepper half.

…Taco stuffed peppers it is!

And by the way, if you like this, you’ll have to try my Mexican Egg scramble. Ah-maz-ing.

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4.84 from 6 votes
Servings: 6
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Stuffed Pepper Recipe, Taco Stuffed Peppers

These savory taco stuffed peppers are filled with ground beef or turkey and sprinkled with your favorite taco toppings and melted cheese!

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 oz. Taco Seasoning
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 Roma tomato diced
  • 3 bell peppers cut in half
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • ¾ cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the empty bell peppers (hollow side- up) on a greased baking pan, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a frying pan over medium heat, add ground beef, onions, and garlic and cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the taco seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  5. Add the black beans and tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Scoop the taco filling inside each of the baked peppers. Top each with cheese. Bake in the oven until the cheese is melted.

  7. Serve with salsa and sour cream!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 437, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 91mg, Sodium: 977mg, Potassium: 650mg, Carbohydrates: 19g, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 58.9%, Vitamin C: 99.3%, Calcium: 49.9%, Iron: 16.2%

 

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