If you love tacos, these are such a fun twist. So colorful, easy, and really flavorful. Use any color of bell peppers you like or mix and match them. Each satisfying, fiber-rich serving has 267 calories and 4 grams of fat. They freeze great too!
- 5 large bell peppers, use red, orange, yellow or a combination
- 1 pound extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey (I used grass-fed beef)
- 1 cup onions, chopped
- 1 oz. package Lawry’s taco seasonings or McCormick Taco seasoning (it’s gluten-free)
- 1 cup water
- 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
- ½ cup corn, fresh or frozen
Ingredients for Topping: Optional
- ⅓ cup fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt
- ⅓ cup salsa
- Romaine lettuce, shredded
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut off the top of 5 bell peppers about 1-inch down from the top. Clean out seeds and membranes. Throw away tops. Set bell peppers acid.
In a large, nonstick pan, cook ground beef and onions over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix, water, black beans, tomato sauce, and corn. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
In an un-greased baking dish, arrange peppers. Spoon Mexican mixture evenly into each, about 1 cup filling for each. Pour 1 cup water in the bottom of the baking dish. Cover dish with foil.
Bake 45 minutes, until peppers are tender. It might need 5 extra minutes for the peppers to be soft.
Top each serving with lettuce, fat-free sour cream or plain yogurt, and salsa, if desired.
These freeze are great. Wrap each individually in plastic wrap and place in a Ziplock freezer bag.
Bell peppers come in a variety of colors. Did you know that green peppers are just unripe red peppers? Because they are not fully mature, they have a bitter after taste. The red, yellow, orange taste naturally sweet. I personally dislike the green so whenever a recipe calls for bell peppers, I opt for red, orange, or yellow ..
Sweet bell peppers are a good source of vitamins A, C, and folate. The green ones have half the vitamin C and 1 / 10th the vitamin A compared to red, orange, and yellow ones.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 2-Blue
WW SmartPoints 5-Green
WW Points Plus 7
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 Mexican stuffed pepper (not including toppings)
267 calories, 4g fat, 2g sat. fat, 25g protein, 37g carbs, 8g fiber, 717mg sodium, 3g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
116 calories, 2g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 18g protein
Serving: 1stuffed pepperCalories: 267kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 25gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gFiber: 8gSugar: 3gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 5Plus Points: 7