Taco Stuffed Peppers with Guacamole

You know what is great about making your own guac? You don't have to pay extra for it.

Today's recipe takes your taco game up to the next level. I love stuffed peppers so I thought it would be a good match with one of my favorite foods, tacos.

I had the idea to make this last week but I wanted something to give it more flavour. Enter: guac.

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Taco Stuffed Peppers with Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 peppers ( red, yellow or orange)
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 pound of very lean ground beef
  • 1 package of low sodium taco mix
  • 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 can of black beans ( rinsed)
  • 1 cups of strained tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup of grated sharp cheddar
  • Sour Cream ( to top)

Guacamole

  • 2 avocados
  • Juice of a half of a lime
  • 1/2 of a tomato ( with the seeds scooped out, chopped)
  • 1/4 of a red onion (chopped)
  • 1 clove of garlic (diced)
  • Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers.  In stock pot, add enough water to cover peppers. Heat to boiling; add peppers. Cook about 2 minutes; drain. Set peppers into medium sized casserole dish.
  3.  Dice onion and garlic and add to a saute pan on medium heat with the oil. Cook for five minutes.
  4. Add ground beef and cook until fully cooked. Add taco seasoning and paprkia and cook for 2 more minutes. Add beans and tomato sauce. Continue to cook for 8 minutes.
  5. Ladle filling into peppers fill up to the top of the pepper then sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Place dish into oven and cook for 30 minutes. While peppers are cooking time to make the guac.

Guacamole

  1. Add avocado, lime juice and salt to a medium sized bowl. Mash until somewhat creamy consistency.
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  3. Set in fridge for at least an hour to maximize tastiness.

To serve

  1.  Top Stuffed Peppers with guac, sour cream and hot sauce.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah