Taco Bell Peppers

June 25, 2021 / By Foodland

Taco Bell Peppers

"My inspiration for this dish came from my love of Mexican food and of fresh, healthy ingredients. One of the things I love about this recipe is that the bell peppers still manage to have a bit of crunch to them, even though they’ve been cooked for about an hour. The garnishes can be as creative as you are!”
- Christine Chin, Foodland 5 Ambassador
Instagram: @mrschinphotography
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Servings 5 Servings


  • 3 bell peppers(any color)
  • 1 pound ground pork, beef, turkey, chicken, or ‘veggie’ meat
  • 1 White onion(diced)
  • 15 ounces can of seasoned black beans(drained but not rinsed)
  • 1 package spicy taco seasoning
  • salt & pepper(to taste)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Wash bell peppers and cut in half, cutting out ribs and removing seeds. Lay peppers onto an oiled baking dish.
  3. In a skillet, heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Add diced onions to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the ground meat and continue to cook until the meat is browned. Mix taco seasoning with ½ cup of water in a small dish and add to the meat mixture. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  4. Add the beans and stir until combined. Remove from heat and spoon the mixture into the prepared bell pepper halves.
  5. Add ½ cup water to the bottom of the baking dish and cover with foil.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes.
  7. Garnish with your favorite toppings like Mexican cheese, cilantro, and avocado. 


Optional: Mexican cheese, cilantro and avocado.
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