taco stuffed peppers

taco stuffed peppers recipe

I’m not the biggest recipe girl. They kind of stress me out. You have to buy strange ingredients and then you only use a teaspoon while the rest goes to waste. Then, you have to get 364 measuring cups dirty. Then you have to wash it and put it all away.

Oy.

However, I do feel pretty comfortable making up my own recipes. Which is what I did with this.

But first, a little background...

Mike would, if given the choice, eat tacos every single day. And, because I don’t cook tacos nightly, he is single-handedly responsible for keeping Chipotle in business. I however, am not really a taco girl. They're fine, but well, I would rather have lasagna.

So, the other night I decided to make a variation on the beloved taco….

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients
*use your best judgement for quantity*
peppers (any colors)
mushrooms
spinach
onion
ground chicken
shredded cheese
taco seasoning
cayenne Pepper 
salt & pepper

*optional*
hot sauce, salsa, guacamole, sour cream

Directions
  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • Cut the tops off your peppers and set them aside. You can also trim the bottoms (slightly) to help them stand up straight.
  • Remove the seeds from the peppers.
  • Bake the empty peppers in the oven for 15 minutes. Take them out and let them cool.
  • In one pan, brown the ground chicken. Then add the taco seasoning with water (follow the seasoning’s directions).
  • Chop up the onions, mushrooms and the tops and bottoms of the peppers into small pieces.
  • In a second pan, over medium heat, cook the peppers and onions until they onions are clear (about 15 minutes).
  • Add the mushrooms to the peppers and onions and cook for a few more minutes.
  • At the very end add the spinach and cook until it is wilted.
  • Remove the mixture from heat and spoon it into the peppers. (If you have extra it’s great over a salad or in a wrap).
  • Top the peppers with cheese and baked in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with your favorite taco toppings…salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream.
  • They’re great leftover too!

xo
smash

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