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Taco-Stuffed Pepper Cups

From Spearville, Kansas, Pat Habiger shares her pretty stuffed peppers. "When green, red or yellow bell peppers are plentiful, they create a colorful container for this spicy taco mixture that's ready in record time," she promises.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 2 medium green peppers
  • 1/2 pound ground beef or lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomato


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. In a large kettle, cook peppers in boiling water until crisp-tender, 3-5 minutes. Drain and rinse in cold water; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until heated through, 5-6 minutes. Spoon into peppers.
  • Arrange pepper halves in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake, uncovered, until peppers are tender, 10-12 minutes. Top with sour cream, cheese and tomatoes.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 261 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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