Bell Pepper Taco Bites

Recipe by
Amy Gamble

This is a healthy meal option the entire family will fall in love with!  The peppers give a nice crunch and color to this tasty dish.  Cut the peppers into smaller sections(eighths) for an appetizer or leave in quarters for a meal.

  • 6 large bell peppers (red, yellow, and orange), quartered and seeded
  • 1 lb ground turkey (or ground beef)
  • 1 taco seasoning packet
  • ¾ cup canned low-sodium black beans, rinsed
  • ¾ cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 jalepeno, sliced
  • 1 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican cheese blend

Salsa, nonfat, Greek yogurt, and chopped scallions, for serving

Featured Iowa Ingredients
  1. Heat oven to 375° F. Coat large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Arrange pepper “chips,” cut sides up, on sheet.
  3. Cook turkey in large skillet on medium, breaking up with spoon until no longer pink, 5 to 6 minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle with taco seasoning, add 2/3 cup water, and stir to combine.  
  5. Mix in beans, corn, and jalepeno and heat though, 3 min.  
  6. Spoon mixture onto pepper pieces (3 T. each). 
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and bake until cheese melts, 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Serve topped with salsa, yogurt, and scallions if desired.

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