Oh. My. Wow. These bell peppers are one of my favorite dishes, and they will be for you and your family, too! They’re easy to prepare, taste ah-mazing, and keep well in the fridge for yummy leftovers (if you have any!).
•WHAT YOU NEED•
4 medium/large bell peppers. Color doesn’t matter, but you do need to ensure they have a flat base (they need to be able to stand up).
1 lb. ground beef
1 medium sized sweet onion
1 can of black beans (drained)
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 cup of frozen corn
1 jar of medium (or mild) chunky salsa
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 cups of grated Mexican blend cheese
1-2 jalapeños (diced)
2 tbsp. of olive oil
Guacamole (for topping)
Sour cream (for topping)
1.) Cut off the tops of bell peppers and remove seeds. Place in a baking dish and bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 F for 20 minutes.
2.) Bring a pot of water to boil and cook brown rice until tender, remove from heat. The rice should be ready right before the peppers are finished.
3.) Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet on medium/high heat. Add round beef and season with entire packet of taco seasoning. Allow beef to cook thoroughly before moving on to step 4. Now is probably a good time to remove the peppers from the oven; put them to the side.
4.) Add diced onion to the skillet, after beef is cooked, and cook until onion is tender.
5.) Reduce heat to medium. Add black beans, diced jalapeños, brown rice, frozen corn, salsa, and 1 cup of cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted, then remove from heat.
6.) Fill each pepper with a generous helping of taco mix. Top each pepper with remaining cheese and return peppers to the oven, allow to bake for 15 minutes.
7.) Remove peppers from oven, plate them, and top with guacamole and sour cream (if desired).
8.) Enjoy! 😊
Thinking about giving these a go? Let me know how they turn out! This recipe yields enough taco mix for leftovers; Randy and I made traditional tacos the next day for lunch, and still had some leftover mix that we ate by itself (because it’s that good!). This recipe is compliments of Tasty!