Taco Stuffed Peppers take Taco Tuesday to a whole new level of deliciousness! Filled with seasoned ground beef, onions, cheese and more, they’re packed full of flavor and taste so good, your family will want them for dinner every night!
This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own
Living in Florida is pretty awesome! We’ve got beautiful beaches, cool theme parks and nice weather pretty much all year round.
Another great thing about Florida life? The Fresh From Florida fruits, veggies and seafood. Not only do they taste amazing but thanks to Fresh From Florida farmers, we can enjoy fresh produce all year.
I always look for the Fresh From Florida labels when I shop and right now I’m loving all the in-season squash, sweet corn and bell peppers…especially the bell peppers! I could eat bell peppers for every meal and we add them to everything from eggs to salads.
They add tons of flavor and it doesn’t hurt that they’re good for you! Plus, I can always find new recipes ideas on the Fresh From Florida recipe page.
Peppers are also one of the few veggies that both my picky girls can agree on and I get the “Best Mom Ever” award when I make their favorite, stuffed bell peppers. I’m not sure if it’s because they taste so good or because the love to help make them.
When I came across this recipe for Taco Stuffed Peppers, I knew I’d found a winner. They love tacos AND they love stuffed peppers…this was going to be a hit.
How To Make Taco Stuffed Peppers
The beauty of this recipe it that it’s so easy! Grab some bell peppers (we love using a variety of colors), ground beef, taco seasoning, garlic, onion and cheese.
Now get cookin’. Being able to throw all the ingredients into one pan makes for easy prep. First saute the onions in a little olive oil, then add in the garlic and beef.
Brown the beef, drain it and add tomatoes and taco seasoning.
Finally, remove from heat and stir in four ounces of the cheese.
Now all that’s left is to fill the peppers (that’s our favorite part).
How many peppers you fill will depend on the size of the peppers you buy. This recipe makes enough to stuff four medium peppers sliced in half or three large ones.
Top your peppers with the remaining cheese.
How long do you cook stuffed peppers
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese starts to bubble.
Garnish with a few diced tomatoes and these delicious taco stuffed peppers are ready to serve!
This dinner turned out so delish that my family couldn’t get enough!
If you have sour cream on hand, you can add a dollop of that as well!
Yumm…I could eat these for dinner over and over. They’re SO good!
What to serve with stuffed peppers
Wondering what sides to serve with these taco stuffed peppers? Here are a few ideas…
- Spanish rice
- Refried beans
- Black beans
- Chips & salsa
- Mexican street corn
- Garden salad
Can you make stuffed peppers ahead of time?
YES! I love that you can make these ahead of time and just pop them in the oven when you’re ready. You can make them the night before or the morning of. Just prepare the peppers, then place them in a baking dish and cover tightly with plastic wrap until ready to bake.
Can you freeze stuffed peppers?
Yes, once you cook the peppers, let them cool before freezing. Once cool, wrap each one in plastic wrap, then place in an airtight container or an air-tight plastic freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months. They could last longer but you’d run the risk of freezer burn.
How to reheat stuffed peppers?
Of you’re just reheating your leftovers, 10 minutes in the oven at 375 should do the trick. If you’re reheating frozen stuffed peppers, you’ll what to bake them for 25-30 minutes, For bigger peppers, you may need to add some time.
These taste great the next day but the peppers won’t be quite as crisp. If you prefer, just fill half the peppers the first night and save the extra meat filling. You can reheat it the next night and serve it with these homemade corn tortillas instead!
- 4 medium Fresh From Florida bell peppers
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 2 Florida tomatoes, diced
- 1 package taco meat seasoning
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 12 ounces Mexican Blend shredded cheese
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Salsa or sour cream for topping (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Add olive oil to frying pan and saute chopped onion until translucent.
- Add garlic and ground beef to the onions
- Brown beef and drain excess fat
- Stir in the taco seasoning and diced tomatoes (keep a few diced tomatoes out if you plan to use them as garnish)
- Remove from heat and stir in 4 ounces of the cheese
- Stuff each pepper with beef mixture and top with remaining cheese
- Place on cookie sheet and bake 15-20 minutes
- Remove peppers from oven when cheese is golden and bubbly. Let cool slightly and garnish with diced tomatoes, salsa or sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 755Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 211mgSodium: 1074mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 61g
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