Easy Jack 'O Lantern Taco Stuffed Peppers Recipe for Halloween by 30Seconds Food
What do you get when you fill a bell pepper jack 'o lantern with a hearty taco-seasoned meat filling, black beans and cheese? A fun Halloween dinner!
Don't just wait for Halloween to make these easy stuffed peppers. Kids will love having a new friend a dinnertime. A delicious friend! You can use ground beef, ground turkey or ground chicken for this easy recipe.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 to 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes
- 1 pound ground beef, turkey or chicken
- 1 package taco seasoning mix
- 1 can black beans or kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro (optional)
- 4 orange bell peppers
- Toppings: sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped tomato, black olives, pico de gallo
Here’s how to make them:
- Carefully cut around the stem on the peppers and remove. Using a sharp knife, cut a jack o’ lantern face into the peppers. Place in a baking dish.
- Brown the ground meat in a skillet. Drain off fat. Add taco seasoning, beans and salsa. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and cook about 5 minutes. Add cheese and cilantro. Stir until melted and thoroughly combined.
- Fill the peppers with the meat mixture. Put the stem back on top.
- Pour about 1/4 cup of water into the bottom of the pan. Cover with foil.
- Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for about 25 to 30 minutes, or until peppers begin to soften. Serve with desired toppings.
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