Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

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Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Mini bell pepper nachos are a game changer!! These low-carb nachos are loaded with taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings.

Main ingredients:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 lb ground beef (or 1 lb ground turkey, or 1/2 lb ground beef and 1/2 can refried beans - - really up to your personal preferences)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 1 package of taco seasoning
  • About 20 mini bell peppers, halved and seeded
  • 1 cup sharp shredded cheddar cheese¬†or Mexican shredded cheese

 

Optional toppings:

  • 2 tbsp sour cream, thinned with water
  • Cojita cheese
  • Sliced black olives
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Chopped cilantro

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a large baking try with parchment or aluminum foil. Lightly spray with oil.
  2. Spray oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add onion, garlic and cilantro to skillet and saute about 2 minutes.
  4. Add ground beef (or turkey) and brown.
  5. Add taco seasoning and prepare as directed.
  6. If using refried beans, mix beans into meat mixture, and heat through.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Arrange mini peppers in a single layer, cut-side up close together.
  9. Fill each with cooked ground beef mixture, then top with shredded cheese.
  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until cheese is melted.
  11. Remove from oven and top with black olives, sour cream, jalapenos, cojita cheese, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

 

 


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