Taco Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Chef shapeweaver

I had some peppers I wanted to use up, and this is what happened. This is much easier than it looks.

Top Review by Bobbin

This is exactly what I was looking for tonight for dinner. I used red bell peppers instead of green. We topped ours with cheddar cheese and dollop of sour cream. So yummy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 23 cup water
  • 1 lb ground beef (or you can use turkey,or chicken)
  • 6 green peppers (or chef's choice of color)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 12 cups leftover cooked rice
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese


  1. Brown ground beef in skillet over medium heat.
  2. Drain; return to skillet.
  3. Add taco seasoning and water.
  4. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed.
  5. Stir salsa and rice into ground beef mixture.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  7. With cooking spray, coat a 8x8-inch baking dish.
  8. Slice tops off of peppers and remove seeds and membrane.
  9. Blanch peppers in boiling water for 5 minutes if desired.
  10. Put peppers into prepared dish.
  11. Evenly divide ground beef mixture among peppers.
  12. Cover and bake for 20 to 25 or until heated through.
  13. Remove cover.
  14. Sprinkle cheese evenly over peppers.
  15. Return to oven until cheese is melted, about 10 minutes.
  16. Serve with sour cream on side if desired.

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