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Taco Stuffed Florida Bell Peppers

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A brilliant tasting light meal that can hold it’s own!

Taco Stuffed Florida Bell Peppers

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I’m a sucker for Mexican food and this recipe is right on the very top of my Top 10 Go-To list! I’m all about using fresh and full of flavor produce. My biggest pet peeve: when I’m buying gorgeous tomatoes, bell peppers or any “fresh” fruit or veg, then I get it home!!! That’s when I get frustrated because so many times the flavor is completely watered down without any flavor. Nowadays, I don’t just look for “fresh”, but I’m on the look out for the Fresh From Florida logo in the grocery stores and restaurants to make sure I get quality ingredients that have real flavor.

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Here’s the easy and beautiful recipe using Florida Bell Peppers.

Taco Stuffed Florida Bell Peppers

  • Yield 4 to 6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large Florida bell peppers (your favorite color), halved lengthwise, seeds removed
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Florida tomatoes, diced
  • 1 package taco meat seasoning for 1 pound of ground beef
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces Colby jack cheese (or your favorite), shredded
  • 1 cup tortilla chips, crushed
  • salsa and sour cream for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Preparation

  • Preheat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Add olive oil to preheated sauté pan.
  • Add chopped onion to pan and cook until translucent.
  • Add garlic and ground beef to the cooking onions.
  • Brown ground beef and drain any excess fat.
  • Add the taco seasoning mix and diced tomatoes; stir ingredients to combine.
  • Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  • Add about 4 ounces of the cheese to the beef mixture and stir to combine.
  • Evenly stuff each pepper half with the beef mixture.
  • Top each stuffed pepper with the rest of the cheese.
  • Place stuffed peppers on a cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove stuffed peppers from oven and evenly top them with the crushed tortilla chips.
  • Place the peppers back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until tortilla chip topping is golden brown and filling mixture and cheese are bubbly.
  • Remove stuffed peppers from oven and let cool slightly.
  • Serve warm with salsa and sour cream.

NICE!

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I know it’s the middle of winter, but because Florida has a mild winter climate, there is a bountiful array of fresh produce, like strawberries, guavas, snap bean and of course Florida Bell Peppers that you can find in the dead of winter! I love that. In fact, if you want to find some great recipes ideas using seasonal produce, then you need to visit Fresh from Florida.

You can get inspired by keeping up with them on the web, Like them at Fresh From Florida on Facebook, or you can Follow them at Fresh From Florida on Twitter.

So instead of missing out on amazing meals, go treat yourself and your family to what’s good for them and look for the Fresh from Florida logo to find quality and tasty ingredients.

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