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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Deliciously seasoned ground beef stuffed in roasted bell peppers. The ultimate easy and healthy weeknight meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 486kcal


  • 4 Bell Peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp red crushed pepper optional
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp green chilies
  • 1 tbsp chipotle sauce


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Slice a thin layer of the bottom of the peppers and the tops as well.
  • Remove seeds and membrane, then rinse.
  • Season with salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the peppers cook, heat some oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the onions and mushrooms, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and red crushed pepper flakes and cook until fragrant.
  • Remove the onion mixture and add more oil if needed.
  • Add the ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon.
  • Cook the beef until completely browned.
  • Add the onion mixture, cumin, oregano, paprika, chili powder, green chilies, 3/4 cup salsa, salt, and pepper.
  • Simmer the beef over low heat for 25 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Add rice to the cooked beef mixture.
  • Stuff peppers with beef and rice mixture.
  • Pour remaining salsa over the peppers and top off with cheddar cheese.
  • Bake for 15 minutes and serve with fresh lime.



Calories: 486kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 110mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 872mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4850IU | Vitamin C: 157.2mg | Calcium: 266mg | Iron: 3.8mg