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.

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prep:
20 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cut peppers in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Cook in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain and set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, tomato sauce and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

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  • Place pepper halves in an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish. Fill with meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until peppers are tender. Top with sour cream, cheese and tomato.

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Nutritional Analysis: 1 stuffed pepper half (prepared with ground turkey, fat-free sour cream and reduced-fat cheddar cheese) equals 261 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 52 mg cholesterol, 823 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Nutrition Facts

284 calories; protein 21.8g; carbohydrates 29.2g; fat 8.9g; cholesterol 48.9mg; sodium 1118.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (25)

Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2012
We really liked this neat new way to eat taco meat, especially me. (I'm eating low carb and I can't eat tortillas or taco shells.) I used red bell peppers and I didn't measure out my onion, I used half of one large sweet onion. I also made my own taco seasoning. This turned out really well. Next time, I would double the recipe to have extra for my husband so he could have two (one wasn't near enough to feed him) and leftovers for the next day's lunch as well. My family gave me the thumbs up--I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2009
These were just delicious! I used black beans instead of kidney beans and also added cheese in with mixture before stuffing the peppers. Such great flavor and already planning on making them again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
Instead of beef, I used one pounds of ground chicken cooked with onions. This filled three peppers, one red, one yellow, one orange. I mixed half a package of liption spanish rice into the chicken, and added a little mexican cheese blend. My husband cut his pepper in half and placed in on a plate lines with lettuce. Adding tomatoes, sour cream, and some crumbled tortilla chips, it made a nice salad for him. I ate mine the traditional way. It was perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2010
We really liked these. However, the meat was a little bland for my taste. Next time, I would spice it up a bit with some more taco seasoning and maybe some more onions. Other than that, it's a great idea and I will definitely do it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2011
Good! Used red and green peppers. Also used ground turkey...a can of diced tomatoes and green cilies, another small can of diced green chilies, and some frozen white corn. Tasty. Nice change for ground turkey. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2010
Big hit tonight! I made my own taco seasoning the way I like it - heavier on the cumingarlic, oregano and pepper, easy on the salt. There are lots of ways to play with this recipe - use your own favorite taco or burrito fillings. I used red peppers this time because I prefer them(and they were on sale), but green would be nice with this too. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/07/2007
Really easy and delicious - I DID use three peppers instead of two and they were full with the fillings. I would also use a little more taco seasoning next time as the filling was a little bland. I will make this again! :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2010
I made this for dinner tonight and my family loved it! My picky seven year old even loved it. I did change a few things just due to personal preferences, such as I replaced the kidney beans with chili beans, added cheese to the meat mixture before I stuffed the peppers and also at the end when I removed it from the oven, and I stuffed it into three medium bell peppers (and still had some left over that my husband and kids ate with chips). It was very good, it will definitely become a regular around here. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
Yumm!!! Will definitely make again. I made them in the crockpot and they were awesome! Read More
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