{ Texas Taco Style Stuffed Bell Peppers }

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{ Texas Taco Style Stuffed Bell Peppers }

Love love love stuffed bell pepper recipes. So versatile, so healthy. I even got funky once and did a  Cheesesteak Stuffed Bell Pepper. Now, to stick true to the southern theme of the blog, I did them Texas style this time.  What makes them Texan you might ask? Well, these flavors remind me of some of the foods I ate in Texas during my visit with my husband’s family. Just think of your bell pepper as your taco.

If you need some carbs in your life, try these with a little brown rice on the side, or mix it in!

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For Four:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained
  • 2 T cumin
  • 2 T paprika
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 2 T oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 bell peppers, tops removed, seeds removed.
  • 2 T olive oil

Toppings: salsa, fat free greek yogurt or sour cream, green onion, fat free shredded cheese, hot sauce, avocado

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1) Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a casserole dish lay your bell peppers facing downward and arrange your tops alongside them. Drizzle with 1 T olive oil, season liberally with salt and pepper. Bake 20 minutes.

2) In a large skillet in 1 T olive oil, saute your onion over medium-high heat. Allow them to deeply brown and caramelize, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile chop your garlic, rinse and drain your beans, open your tomato paste can, etc.

3) Add in your garlic, then ground turkey. Chop up ground turkey as you cook.  Can cover with a lid to speed up cooking time. Once it is almost completely white or light brown, add in your tomato paste. Add in all spices, black beans. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer on low about 20 minutes. Taste. Add salt and pepper if necessary.

4) Fill your bell peppers with the mixture. Top with garnishes of choice.

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