Baked Taco Bell Peppers

Baked Taco Bell Peppers

Take taco night to the next level with these Baked Taco Bell Peppers! These peppers are ready to transform your typical taco fare with a clean-eating twist!

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef , turkey or chicken 
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (or see recipe below to keep it clean)

Taco Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

Topping Options:

  • shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese
  • sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomato
  • 3/4 cup chopped lettuce
  • cilantro and lime as a tasty garnish
  • fresh cilantro
  • sliced jalapeños
  • fresh chopped avocado
  • guacamole
  • black olives
  • salsa

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 Tbls of Olive oil in a pan and brown ground beef until crumbly.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning mix (add water if required from directions if using a packet)
  4. Slice each bell pepper in half. Hollow out each pepper, removing stem & seeds
  5. Lay peppers on a baking sheet and cook for 8-10 minutes until al-tente.
  6. Fill each pepper to the brim with your taco filling of choice.
  7. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, then pile mile-high with all your favorite taco toppings!
  8. Enjoy!!  Anything goes on taco night!  These are awesome to meal prep as a double or triple batch and use for lunch throughout the week.