Ground Beef Taco Peppers

This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-sodium dinner dish that is easy to prepare and filled with fiber
ground beef stuffed pepper

Shutterstock

 This is a gluten-free, dairy-free, and low-sodium dinner dish that is easy to prepare and filled with fiber. It's so good, it'll become a family favorite after just one meal!

4
Servings
455
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 red or yellow bell peppers
  • 1 Pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Cup cooked brown or black rice or 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 Cup fresh or canned corn (optional)
  • 1 Cup fresh pico de gallo
  • 2 Teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon oregano
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped avocado, for garnish
  • Scallions, for garnish

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Clean, cut off the top and core the peppers. Place them into an 8-by-8 baking pan, standing up. If you cannot get peppers to stand up straight, stuff foil around them to keep them upright. Roast the peppers for 20 minutes in a 375-degree oven for 20 minutes.

While peppers are roasting, brown meat and chopped onions in a large skillet until cooked through. Add beans, cooked rice, corn, pico de gallo, spices, and stir over a medium heat until combined. Spoon meat mixture into upright, roasted peppers, and place back into oven for 15 minutes.

Serve immediately and garnish with avocado and scallions if desired.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
31%
Sugar
4g
4%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Cholesterol
139mg
46%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
101µg
14%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
59mg
6%
Choline, total
45mg
11%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
408mg
58%
Selenium, Se
41µg
75%
Sodium, Na
1049mg
70%
Water
181g
7%
Zinc, Zn
9mg
100%

Ground Beef Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Ground Beef Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.