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Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers

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Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers are a delicious gluten free Taco Tuesday dinner idea! A ground beef recipe that is gluten free and a Mexican twist on a stuffed pepper.
Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers sitting on a bed of shredded lettuce

These Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers use the traditional flavors of a beef taco in a healthy pepper shell.  Perfect for grilling and entertaining, especially for the big game!

Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Gathering for the big game is something that our family loves to do.  Football season is full of excitement and a lot of team pride!  

Tacos are a magical, magical thing.  Seriously one of my favorite things to make and eat!  

The Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers are a great way to spend time with your friends and family while doing something you all love.

These stuffed peppers are fast and easy to make, plus gluten free.

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you need for this stuffed pepper recipe:

  • Bell Peppers
  • Ground Beef
  • Salsa
  • Chili Powder
  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Cheddar Cheese
Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Instruction Overview

First cook the ground beef in a large skillet.

Then add the salsa, chili powder, corn, and beans. Season to taste as desired.

Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Stuff the peppers and add the cheese.

Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Then cook until the peppers are beginning to soften.

Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Then whenever you are ready, just throw them on the grill for about 10 minutes until the pepper is soft (but not too soft!) and the cheese is melted.  

Taco flavors featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly and perfect for the big game.

Modifications and Substitutions

Easy swap out the ground beef for ground turkey, chicken, or pork.

Use different mix ins beyond the corn and black beans as desired.

Make it spicier by adding cayenne powder, hot sauce, or using a hot salsa.

Kim’s Tips

What I love about these peppers is they are easy to make in advance!  Whenever I am having people over or heading out to an event, I aim for recipes that can be made beforehand.  

Prepping as much as you can in advance gives you more time to get ready and everything feels less chaotic!  And that means more time with family, friends, and loved ones.

Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers featuring HERDEZ® salsa made healthy in a bell pepper shell. Make in advance for your event and grilled in just 10 minutes! Kid friendly recipe and perfect for the big game. #mexicanrecipes #grillingrecipes #tacorecipes #superbowlrecipes #gameday
Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers sitting on a bed of shredded lettuce

Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers

Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers are a delicious gluten free Taco Tuesday dinner idea! A ground beef recipe that is gluten free and a Mexican twist on a stuffed pepper.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: BBQ, Beef, Gluten Free
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 556kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until cooked through. Drain fat.
    1 pound ground beef
  • Add the salsa and chili powder to the beef. Stir to combine.
    1 cup salsa, 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Add the corn and black beans to the beef. Season with salt to preferred taste. Add more chili powder until you get the heat level that you want. Mix everything together. Remove the skillet from the heat. Set aside.
    1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup black beans, salt
  • Slice the bell peppers in half lengthwise. Remove all seeds and white ribs. Place the peppers, cut side up, on a large plate or dish to transfer to the grill.
    3 large bell peppers
  • Mix in 1/4 cup of cheddar to the beef mixture.
    1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • Stuff each pepper with the beef mixture until full. Sprinkle the peppers with additional cheddar cheese on top if desired.
  • Transfer the peppers to the grill, skin side down. Cook over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. The peppers should be beginning to soften near the top edges. Do not cook them too long as they will start to lose their shape and fall apart.
  • Each grill has its own personality, so keep an eye out! Turn the heat up or down as needed to avoid hot spots that would burn the peppers.
  • When finished cooking, remove the peppers from the grill with tongs or a spatula. Be careful as they will be softer and will flex.
  • Serve with additional salsa, shredded lettuce, cheese, and other toppings as desired.
    shredded lettuce, sour cream

Notes

Pick bell peppers that have a shape which will be good for slicing in half and stuffing.  Look for what is a boat shape for both halves so that none of the halves are too rounded or pointed to grill upright.
The size of the pepper will affect how many you can stuff with this recipe.
1-2 halves per person based upon how much other food you are eating.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving (2 halves) | Calories: 556kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 760mg | Potassium: 1169mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 6110IU | Vitamin C: 213mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 5mg
By on September 6th, 2016

About Kim

Kim has grown up with a passion for cooking good food! You can find her in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, making dog treats, and eating Italian food!

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10 thoughts on “Beef Taco Stuffed Peppers”

    • Hi Patricia,
      They have three different heat levels: mild, medium, and hot! I used the medium, and I am not a big spicy person. Because it is mixed in with so many other ingredients it is not as hot as just grabbing a big chip full of it!

      Reply
  1. Kim, I don’t even really like bell peppers that much but the way you spun these looks so delicious. Great job on making me drool over something I never cared for. AHHHH, how are you doing it, you must be a wizard!!!

    Reply

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