Skillet Stuffed Peppers

By Elrond

  • 2 large green bell peppers, halved lengthwise and seeded

  • cooking spray

  • 1/4 pound ground round

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 package (1.25 oz. size) taco seasoning

  • 1 package (20 oz. size) refrigerated mashed potatoes

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Cracked pepper (optional)

  1. Place pepper halves cut side down, on a microwave-safe dish; cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at HIGH 3 minutes and 30 seconds or until pepper halves are crisp-tender. Let stand, covered, 3 minutes (Peppers will soften).

  2. While peppers cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef and cook 3 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add water and seasoning, and stir to combine. Cover, reduce heat, and cook 5 minutes or until done.

  3. While beef cooks and peppers stand, cook the potatoes in microwave according to package directions.

  4. Spoon 1/2 cup beef mixture into each pepper half, top each with 2/3 cup potatoes. Sprinkle each pepper half with 1 tablespoon cheese. Garnish with black pepper, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Calories 196.4
Saturated Fat 3.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Sodium 606.4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 23.0 g
Sugars 1.1 g
Vitamin A 3.9 %
Vitamin B-6 20.1 %
Vitamin D 0.2 %
Calcium 8.3 %
Folate 4.3 %
Magnesium 7.5 %
Niacin 13.1 %
Phosphorus 13.3 %
Selenium 8.1 %
Zinc 11.6 %

beef bell peppers

16 replies

Elrond 2010-10-18 05:20:19 -0500 Report

I should mention that I use considerably more than 1/4 pound of meat when I make these; I'm a confirmed carnivore. :)

jolie girl
jolie girl 2010-10-17 12:46:43 -0500 Report

The stuffed peppers sound good. I'm always looking for something new. I hope my family likes them. I know i will. Thx again.

RAYT721 2010-05-30 22:00:46 -0500 Report

This recipe sounds really good, easy, and nutritious. I have just printed out and it may end up in next week's meal planner.

shoe 2010-05-28 02:44:54 -0500 Report

That recipe sounds delicious David, many thanks for posting it. I plan on trying it on the weekend.

Roma (shoe)

benc3368 2010-05-10 10:19:20 -0500 Report

this is very high in sodium-make your taco seasoning with sea salt-red pepper powder-garlic powder-cumino powder

dietcherry 2010-04-23 13:31:35 -0500 Report

I love that taco seasoning mix, Elrond; but never think to use it for anything but tacos! LOL :)

Miminv 2010-04-23 04:17:44 -0500 Report

This sounds good. I would microwave a potato in place of instant. You could also use rice cold (rinsed) instead of potatos. This will be great for when my green peppers are fully grown this summer.
Thanks Elrond

Elrond 2010-04-23 02:58:03 -0500 Report

I got this from CDKitchen. While it's not particurlarly diabetic-friendly, it's tasty and simple. Several people have asked me for a stuffed pepper recipe and this is one of my favorites. I often use instant mashed potatoes rather than pre-packaged.