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Taco-Filled Peppers Recipe

Taco-Filled Peppers Recipe

Loaded with vegetables, beef and beans, these stuffed peppers stand out from the others. The tasty dish is so easy to make, I serve it often during summer and fall. —Nancy McDonald, Burns, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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skbech User ID: 2360903 253237
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2016

"Delicious, I substituted black beans for kidney beans. Would definitely make again. YUM!!!"

sd20 User ID: 5560294 231661
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 ."

nwexchg1 User ID: 6813226 222913
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."

busynursemom User ID: 6181751 199756
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

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

Cookingwarmstheheart User ID: 3893302 199755
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."

bookwormette User ID: 4365823 12209
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!"

janet lathrop User ID: 1840562 12208
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. The only thing I did differently was to use some cream colored peppers that we grew in the garden this year instead of the green peppers. Will be sure to make them again!"

blessed_theresa User ID: 2340755 7893
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"This was really good! Even the older children tried it! I think I might tweak it by adding some bacon or bacon bits to it next time. Yum!"

ldeardorf User ID: 5398770 6593
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2010

"We tried this last night and the whole family agreed it was a keeper. Boiling the bell peppers before baking made them perfectly well done. Loved it!"

[email protected] User ID: 4598838 7036
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"I thing these are great. The only thing I changed was the fresh cilantro instead of the coriander. Of couse I added a chile sauce on the side and fresh warm corn tortillas. I agree, if you don't like it move on!!"

JGalindo User ID: 3357697 7034
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"This recipe is delicious. I make my own taco seasoning with a recipe that came from Alton Brown, it's called Taco Potion #19:

* 2 tablespoons chili powder
* 1 tablespoon ground cumin
* 2 teaspoons cornstarch
* 2 teaspoons kosher salt
* 1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
* 1 teaspoon ground coriander
* 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
I know it looks like a lot of ingredients, but most likely many are already in your spice cabinet. I make a double or triple batch and keep the rest in an airtight container for next time. (1 recipe is enough for 1 lb. of meat.) Hope this helps :-)"

vieux User ID: 4712790 12207
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"By the way. Tried this with my own tricks. excellent!!!"

grammy4him User ID: 470257 8827
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"I have not tried this yet, but know that it will be a hit, as we like everthing in it. Thanks for the extra tips as well...yum...can hardly wait to put this together! I know I will have to take some to work as well.... Thanks for sharing!!"

solosinger User ID: 3444610 12206
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"Reducing sodium by using alternative products and doing your own taco seasoning, as mentioned below, is a great tip. And thanks specialkmom for your wise words about being nice. We're all in this together and we should remember to support each other. Cooking is a wonderful way to bring people together! And, I've made a similar recipe to this for years, but it has added salsa, corn, and black beans. Sometimes I top with guacamole, too."

specialkmom User ID: 4392693 8250
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"good recipe."

margomichel User ID: 2433504 7516
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"this was a delicious, simple recipe. Both my husband and daughter, opinionated eaters, devoured them."

cynthia1234 User ID: 3860116 6591
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2009

"These are yummy. I used chili beans rinsed instead of plain kidney beans. Adds a little spice"

loumauk User ID: 712260 7380
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"It is not necessary to par-boil the green peppers. I usually stuff them with the filling and cook in the microwave. They are very good, and any extras may be frozen, then reheated in the microwave, also."

chaneedu User ID: 3559317 7021
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

" You can always reduce the sodium content by using a low sodium taco seasoning packet and low sodium canned beans.  If you're that concerned about the sodium, you could make the beans fresh and the taco seasoning from seasonings you have in your home. "

BirderMom User ID: 3463413 6590
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"I first made this years ago for four hungry college kids on fall break. It was such a hit and has turned out to be one of the top two requested meals in our family! I have used medium garden salsa and corn & black bean salsa -- either is excellent."

deb25 User ID: 2306965 9314
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2009

"I'll bet a little whole kernel corn would be good in these also"

noty14 User ID: 1487090 6585
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009

"I've been making these for years!! So good :)"

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