Taco Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

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

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.


Most Helpful

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!

Bobbin February 12, 2010

This is an excellent recipe. I put a can of tomato soup in the casserole before the peppers and simply cut them in half and fill them that way. I don't blanch them either they just stay in the oven a bit longer. I use the wonderful salsa recipe #9272. My wife has never eaten stuffed peppers but she eats these. Can also top with black olives.

stevieb Bauer August 08, 2005

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