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Taco Stuffed Peppers

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Prep Time - 15mins
Cook Time - 20mins


Extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 lb. ground beef

kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

3 bell peppers, halved (seeds removed)

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 cup shredded lettuce

Pico de gallo, for serving

Hot sauce, for serving

Lime wedges, for serving

Taco Stuffed Peppers


Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray a large baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Add onion and cook until the onion is tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.

Add chili powder, ground cumin and paprika to beef mixture, then season with salt and pepper.

Drizzle bell peppers with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the peppers, cut side up, in the baking dish and spoon meat mixture into each pepper. Top with cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and the peppers are crisp-tender, about 20 minutes.

Top each pepper with lettuce and serve with pico de gallo, hot sauce and lime wedges.

Yields: 6

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