Taco Stuffed Peppers

These healthy, low carb Taco Stuffed Peppers are oven baked and can be made with ground beef, turkey, or shredded chicken! And easy weeknight dinner with endless topping options!

Be sure to try my Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps next!

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Who doesn’t love a good Mexican night?! We’ve been eating taco stuffed peppers for years, and honestly, I never miss the shell. I’m all about the meat and cheese, what can I say!?

Let’s get into the fun stuff. The filling options. They are endless people!

 

Taco Fillings

There are unlimited ingredient options when you’re making tacos, here are some of the most common ones:

  • Vegetables: Tomatoes, Red Onions, Corn.
  • Fruits: Avocado, Jalapenos, Black Olives.
  • Cheeses: Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Pepper Jack, Queso, Fontina.
  • Other: Sour Cream, Rice, Black Beans, Cilantro, Black Olives, Guacamole, Salsa, Hot Sauce, Enchilada Sauce, Tortilla Strips, Crushed Doritos, Pico De Gallo, Refried Beans.

Pro Tip! Substitute ground turkey or shredded chicken for an even leaner variation!

Calories in a Bell Pepper vs. Taco Shells

  • 1 whole medium bell pepper = 24 calories (or 12 calories for a h
  • 1 Fried taco shell= 150 calories
  • 1 Baked taco shell= 62 calories
  • 1 (6-inch) flour tortilla = 90 calories

Calories Saved by Subbing 1/2 bell pepper

  • 50 calories saved for each baked taco shell.
  • 138 calories saved for each fried taco shell.
  • 78 calories saved for each 6-inch flour tortilla.

…Taco stuffed peppers it is!

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4.22 from 33 votes
Servings: 6
Taco Stuffed Peppers
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
Author: Stephanie
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Stuffed Pepper Recipe, Taco Stuffed Peppers

These healthy, low carb Taco Stuffed Peppers are oven baked and can be made with ground beef, turkey, or shredded chicken! And easy weeknight dinner with endless topping options!

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: 2945%, Vitamin C: 81.9%, Calcium: 499%, Iron: 2.9%

 

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