Taco Stuffed Peppers – a simple weeknight meal your whole family is going to love! Keep them simple and dairy-free/gluten-free OR load them up with all the fixings and fresh veggies!
Easy Taco Stuffed Peppers
I don’t know how many times our default weeknight dinner is something to do with tacos (usually our classic Ground Beef Tacos)! And I was sitting there with some leftover taco meat (once again) and wondering what I should do with it. So I grabbed a random bell pepper I had sitting it the crisper and whipped this low carb meal up! I was hooked! Pro tip: if you have time to meal prep just make the taco meat ahead of time and this weeknight dinner will come together SO quickly! This is going to be on our regular rotation for sure, we love Mexican-inspired dishes!
What You Will Need
- homemade taco seasoning: we love making our own homemade seasoning, but feel free to use store bought!
- ground beef: pull that ground beef out of the freezer now! You could easily use ground turkey or chicken too, for another protein option.
- tomato paste + water: these combine with the ground beef and taco seasoning to make a nice little sauce, with great flavor.
- bell peppers: any color works here!
- toppings: keep it simple with some salsa or go all out with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, corn, black beans, chopped cilantro, etc.
How to Make Taco Stuffed Peppers
Make your homemade taco seasoning.
Brown the ground beef in a large skillet and then add the tomato paste, water and seasoning. Stir to combine. This is your beef taco filling.
Prep your bell peppers on a parchment-lined pan or in a baking dish.
Stuff them with the ground beef mixture.
Add your topping!
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Taco Stuffed Peppers (Paleo + Whole30 + DF + GF) – a simple weeknight meal your family is going to love!
- 1 batch of homemade taco seasoning
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2–3 bell peppers, halved lengthwise with seeds removed
Optional toppings: olives, salsa, guacamole and dairy-free “sour cream”
- Combine taco seasoning ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
- Bring large cast iron skillet to medium heat and add ground beef. Move around pan until fully cooked.
- Drain grease and add taco seasoning, tomato paste and water. Mix to combine and add water, 1 Tablespoon at a time, if meat gets dry at all.
- Meanwhile, turn on broiler to HIGH.
- Place bell peppers on baking sheet, open side up, and rub lightly with olive oil.
- Place under broiler for approx. 5 minutes or until they just start to char.
- Remove from boiler.
- Place bell peppers on plate and stuff with taco meat.
- Add any desired toppings and serve immediately!
- Meal prep: This is a great recipe to meal-prep! Make the taco meat ahead of time, have your toppings on hand and then all you have to do is pop the bell peppers in the oven for 5 minutes! Dinner is ready!
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