I’m always on the search for the perfect stuffed pepper. My husband likes them but they have to be really good. The peppers can’t be too hard and the stuffing must be tasty too and let’s not forget the sauce. Well being on a low carb diet I thought I’d try stuffing peppers with taco meat and then add the normal toppings for tacos. I was so happy that my husband loved them as much as I did and asked me to make them again. Best of all, they were so easy.
The first thing I did was mix the ground meat with 3 Tablespoons of taco seasoning. I have a nice one from WildTree that is organic and free from preservatives. Next I halved and cleaned the peppers and stuffed them with the meat and sprinkled on some shredded cheese. That took only 5 minutes and then I just popped them in the oven for 30 minutes until the peppers were soft and the cheese was brown.
Now for the fun part. Top them with whatever toppings you like. We used salsa, tomatoes, lettuce and avocado. But you could also use sour cream, jalapeños, black olives, onions … you name it. I made a lot so I could have one for lunch the next day.
And that is all there is to it. A tasty low carb meal that you can make quickly on a weekday night. Though I haven’t done it, I think that these would freeze very well. You could freeze them and bake them later, or freeze them already baked and then microwave when you want to eat them. Regardless be sure to make extra so you have some for lunch the next day. Enjoy!
- 4 sweet peppers, cut in half and cleaned
- 1 lb ground beef
- 3 Tablespoons taco mix
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes (optional)
- 1 cup shredded lettuce (optional)
- 1 avocado chopped (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
- Mix the ground beef with the taco seasoning.
- Stuff each pepper with the meat and then sprinkle 2 Tablespoons of cheddar cheese on top.
- Bake the peppers for about 30 - 40 minutes or until the peppers are soft and the cheese is brown.
- To serve, add salsa, lettuce, tomatoes and avocados on top. Or you can use any toppings you like.