This easy weeknight dinner idea is ready in under 30 minutes and only has a few ingredients. Make these easy taco stuffed peppers for dinner tonight!

Easy Taco Stuffed Peppers

I have a delicious spin on taco night for you guys today. Now, we absolutely love taco night in our house so I will openly admit that when I switched up taco shells for bell peppers I was expecting a little disappointment from my crew. And I did…that first look from the kids was “I thought you said it was taco night mom” but they both tried it.

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Then they both ate two tacos stuffed peppers…peppers and all! Mom win! I will take every opportunity I can to get some extra vegetables into my kiddos (well, and us parents too) when I can, so I am absolutely thrilled that we made ZERO leftovers last night. In fact, when my daughter got back from karate (she ate before she left) she asked me if there was any left! There wasn’t, so she grabbed a cookie, but yeah, she asked for the stuffed peppers first and that’s saying something!

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  • Swap the beef for chicken like we did in these mini-stuffed peppers, use ground turkey or use a meatless option.
  • Leave out the cheese or use a vegan cheese for a dairy-free meal.
  • Switch black beans for refried beans.
How to make Taco Stuffed Peppers

Alright, now that everyone is hungry, let’s start making some easy Taco Stuffed Peppers! The bell peppers will soften as they bake, but some people boil their peppers or bake them ahead of them to give them an extra softness. I find I like mine a little more firm so the 10 – 15 minutes in the oven on 400 is perfect for us. 

Commonly Asked Questions About Our Easy Taco Stuffed Peppers

Q: How long do you bake taco stuffed peppers?
A: Bake at 400F for 10-15 minutes until peppers are tender.

Q: What do you stuff taco peppers with?
A: Ground beef, onion, tomato sauce, black beans, green chiles, and cheese.

Q: How many ingredients are in easy taco stuffed peppers?
A: There are less than 10 ingredients in this easy recipe.

Q: Are taco stuffed peppers gluten free?
A: Yes, the recipe as written is gluten-free.

Q: What kind of meat works in taco stuffed peppers?
A: Ground beef, turkey, or chicken can be used.

Q: How long does it take to make taco stuffed peppers?
A: Total time is 25-30 minutes – just 5 mins prep and 20 mins bake time.

Q: What can you use instead of ground beef in taco peppers?
A: Ground turkey, chicken or a meat substitute would work.

Q: How many taco stuffed peppers does this recipe make?
A: This makes 6 taco stuffed bell peppers.

Let’s make these taco stuffed peppers!

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Tracy Shaw
My idea for taco stuffed peppers stemmed from the deep love for tacos in our house, and of course tacos are a meal that EVERYONE eats.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course 30 Minutes or Less, dinner
Cuisine Mexican, tex-mex
Servings 6
Calories 461 kcal



  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef I used 93/7
  • 1 RealSweet Onion
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 15 oz black beans 1 can – drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz green chiles
  • ½ cup shredded Mexican blend cheese


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat add the diced onions and saute for approximately 2- 3 minutes.
  • Add the meat and cook thoroughly.
  • Meanwhile, slice peppers in half, removing the stems and the seeds.
  • Place them (hollow side up), on a greased baking sheet.
  • Add the Taco Seasoning, tomato sauce, drained black beans and diced green chiles to the meat and cook for 2-3 minutes or until mixture thickens.
  • Scoop the taco meat inside each of the bell pepper halves.
  • Bake at 400 for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, top each with cheese.
  • Place back in the oven for 2- 3 minutes until cheese is melted.


If you are using 85/15 ground beef the nutrition facts would be: 335 kcal, 14.8g fat, 60.2 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 27.4g CHO, 10.5g sugar, 22.8g protein


Calories: 461kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 35gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 767mgPotassium: 1714mgFiber: 16gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 4424IUVitamin C: 165mgCalcium: 228mgIron: 7mg
Keyword 30 minute meals, dinner recipes, easy dinner, easy dinner ideas, taco, weeknight dinner
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