Taco-Filled Peppers Recipe
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Taco-Filled Peppers Recipe

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With refreshing vegetables and zippy beef and beans, these stuffed peppers stand out from any others. This tasty dish is so easy to make, I serve it often during summer and fall, much to my family's delight. —Nancy McDonald, Burns, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 4 medium green peppers
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 425 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 91mg cholesterol, 1364mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 29g protein


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the taco seasoning, kidney beans and salsa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut peppers in half lengthwise; remove stems and discard seeds. In a stockpot, cook peppers in boiling water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  3. Spoon about 1/2 cup meat mixture into each pepper half. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until the peppers are crisp-tender and filling is heated through. Top each with tomato and cheese. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Taco-Filled Peppers in Taste of Home August/September 1994, p11

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2015

"Very good! I subsitituded cooked rice for the beans and I cooked in crockpot on low for about 2-1/2 hours and used red, green,and yellow peppers for a nice variety ."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"So easy and tasty. We used veggie meat. I steamed peppers 2 split at a time in mico 1 1/2 mins each. So fast and easy."

Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"Easy to make and delicious. Pleased the family."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2012

"This is a great recipe. Just enough kick for me but can be cooled down by topping it off with a little sour cream."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2010

"They're great!! I used extra lean ground beef, reduced sodium taco seasoning, homemade salsa, and low fat or fat free sour cream... they're so tasty.. this is a keeper in this house! Thanks!"

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