A healthier version of a family favorite!
Amount Per Serving
1/2teaspoonground black pepper
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper flakes, or more, to taste
1poundmini bell peppers, halved and seeded
1 1/2cupsshredded Cheddar cheese
1cuphalved cherry or grape tomatoes
3Tablespoonslight sour cream (optional)
1cupavocado, chopped (optional)
1Tablespoonminced jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 °F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Arrange mini peppers in a single layer, cut-side up but very close together.
In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, paprika, salt, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef until just cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes, breaking up any clumps with the back of a wooden spoon. Drain off fat. Add spice mixture and sauté until well combined. Remove from heat.
Sprinkle peppers with ground beef mixture and shredded cheese (make sure every mini pepper gets a little meat and cheese!). Bake 5 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Remove from oven and top with chopped tomatoes and any other desired toppings. Serve immediately.
Price Per Serving
based on average national price: excludes store savings and local grocery store pricing