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Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Make every day Taco Tuesday with these delicious taco stuffed peppers. Enjoy them as an appetizer, side dish or main dish! You can even make them dairy-free by skipping the cheese or using non-dairy cheese and sour cream. Whether you're cutting back on refined carbs or simply want to eat more veggies, you'll love this savory recipe.

Taco stuffed bell peppers

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Things You’ll Need

  • 4 bell peppers

  • Olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning

  • 3/4 cup black beans

  • 3/4 cup corn

  • 1/2 cup salsa

  • 1 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Lime

  • Fresh cilantro

  • Sour cream

Ingredients for taco stuffed bell peppers

Tip

Depending on the size of your bell peppers, you might need 5 or 6 in total.

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 375° Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, cut the peppers in half and remove the seeds.

Cut the bell peppers

Step 2

Transfer the cut bell peppers to a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

Place bell peppers in baking dish

Step 3

In a saucepan over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the onion and cook until soft, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Cook the onions

Step 4

Add the ground beef. Cook until no longer pink, using a spatula to break it up. Drain the fat.

Cook the ground beef

Step 5

Add the taco seasoning and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Mix in taco seasoning

Step 6

In a large bowl, combine the cooked beef, black beans, corn and salsa. If you're using cheese, add 1 cup. Mix well.

Mix ground beef with beans and corn

Step 7

Generously stuff the bell peppers with the taco mixture. Top with the remaining 1/3 cup of shredded cheese. Alternatively, you can add the cheese 5 minutes before the peppers are done baking.

Bake for 25 minutes or until the peppers are slightly tender.

Stuff bell peppers with taco filling

Step 8

Top with sour cream and fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

Serve with sour cream and fresh cilantro

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