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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.



Taco Stuffed Peppers are a simple and delicious ground beef dinner recipe the whole family will love.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

These ground beef stuffed peppers get a bit of a kick from taco seasoning and taco sauce.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

This taco stuffed peppers recipe takes just under an hour from start to finish and produces six stuffed peppers.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

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To make these stuffed peppers I started by slicing three bell peppers in half and removing the seeds.

bell pepper halves and taco ingredients

Then I dumped some lean ground beef into a non stick skillet over medium-high heat.

I crumbled the ground beef well as it cooked.

ground beef cooking in a skillet

I added some taco seasoning to the skillet.

taco seasoning added to crumbled ground beef in a skillet

I also added some minced garlic, chopped onions and Rotel to the skillet.

chopped onions and rotel on top of taco ground beef in a skillet

I stirred all of the ingredients together well and continued cooking until the onions had softened.

cooked ground beef and rotel mixture in a skillet

I transferred the cooked ground beef mixture to a large bowl.

I added some cooked white rice and taco sauce to the bowl.

cooked white rice, cooked ground beef and taco sauce in a mixing bowl

I mixed until all of the ingredients were fully combined.

cooked ground beef and rice mixture in a mixing bowl

I sprayed a baking pan with cooking spray.

I spooned the ground beef and rice mixture into the peppers and placed them on the baking pan.

ground beef and rice mixture stuffed in bell peppers on a baking sheet

I spooned some taco sauce over the peppers.

taco sauce spooned over stuffed peppers in a baking pan

Then I sprinkled some shredded Monterey jack cheese on top.

shredded cheese on top of stuffed peppers in a baking pan

Then I placed the baking dish in the oven.

I baked the peppers until they were softened and the cheese on top was bubbling.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

I removed the dish from the oven and served the stuffed peppers immediately.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

These taco stuffed peppers are packed with flavour.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

This stuffed pepper recipe could also be made with ground chicken, turkey or pork.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

If you are looking for a tasty ground beef dinner recipe, then you need to try these Taco Stuffed Peppers!

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

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Ingredients You’ll Need to Make These Taco Stuffed Peppers:

  • 1lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup low sodium taco seasoning
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 10oz can rotel
  • 1 ½ cups cooked white rice
  • 1 ½ cups taco sauce, 1 cup and ½ cup separated.
  • 3 bell peppers, i used 1 green, 1 red, and 1 orange cut in half with seeds removed
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese, shredded

How to Make Taco Stuffed Peppers:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉ and prepare a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, begin browning the ground beef adding the taco seasoning halfway through cooking, about 5 minutes.
  3. To the ground beef add the garlic, onion, and Rotel and continue cooking over medium heat until the onions have softened.
  4. In a large bowl, add the beef mixture, white rice, and 1 cup of the taco sauce and mix until combined.
  5. Spoon the beef and rice mixture into the peppers until completely stuffed, place in your baking pan.
  6. Spoon the reserved ½ cup taco sauce over the peppers and sprinkle with the Monterey jack cheese.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes or until the peppers have softened and the cheese is bubbly.
  8. Serve immediately with your favorite taco toppings.
  9. Enjoy!
Yield: 6 stuffed peppers

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

Taco Stuffed Peppers are an easy weeknight dinner recipe made with bell peppers stuffed with a ground beef, rice and taco sauce mixture and baked with cheese on top.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1lb ground beef
  • ¼ cup low sodium taco seasoning
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 10oz can rotel
  • 1 ½ cups cooked white rice
  • 1 ½ cups taco sauce, 1 cup and ½ cup separated.
  • 3 bell peppers, i used 1 green, 1 red, and 1 orange cut in half with seeds removed
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 375℉ and prepare a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. In a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat, begin browning the ground beef adding the taco seasoning halfway through cooking, about 5 minutes.
    3. To the ground beef add the garlic, onion, and rotel and continue cooking over medium heat until the onions have softened.
    4. In a large bowl, add the beef mixture, white rice, and 1 cup of the taco sauce and mix until combined.
    5. Spoon the beef and rice mixture into the peppers until completely stuffed, place in your baking pan.
    6. Spoon the reserved ½ cup taco sauce over the peppers and sprinkle with the monterey jack cheese.
    7. Bake for 40 minutes or until the peppers have softened and the cheese is bubbly.
    8. Serve immediately with your favorite taco toppings.
    9. Enjoy!

Notes

  • This recipe can be made using ground turkey, ground chicken or even ground pork.
  • Add 1 or 2 chopped jalapenos for some spice, cook them when you add the onion.
  • The peppers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container or wrapped with plastic wrap.
  • To reheat, heat in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes in the oven at 350℉

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 395Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 721mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 28g

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