Taco Stuffed Peppers

Author Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

Ingredients

  • 5 bellpeppers your choice of color
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 taco seasoning packet - we use whatever brand I grab from Whole Foods but Publix has an organic brand as well
  • 2 cups cooked whole grain rice
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa any kind that you enjoy
  • Your favorite taco toppings we like greek yogurt, such as sour cream and guacamole

Instructions

  1. Brown your beef in a skillet over medium to high heat, drain any grease away
  2. Add the taco seasoning and 1/2 cup water. Allow to simmer until the liquid is absorbed
  3. Mix in your 1/2 cup salsa and rice, stir until combined
  4. Wash your peppers and cut the stem out of the peppers by inserting your knife tip down in the pepper and cutting around the stem area. I like to cut about 1/2 out from the stem all the way around.
  5. Clean out the seeds
  6. Stuff your pepper with your meat/rice mix all the way to the top.
  7. Place the stuffed peppers in a 9 inch pie plate *use foil around the peppers to keep them from tipping over
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 35 minutes or until your peppers are fork tender
  9. Remove your peppers from the oven and top with cheese
  10. You can place your peppers back in the oven, if you want to melt your cheese
  11. Serve along side your favorite toppings