Mexican fair done differently. These are amazing, and amazingly easy to make 🙂 I adjusted the original recipe as I was preparing it but big shout out to Kasey Trenum for providing the recipe in the first place; this for sure will be requested again by my whole family! Please don’t forget to check the “What I’ve learned…” section for my notes about cauliflower rice 🙂
- 5 bell peppers, any color you like
- 1.5 lbs ground beef
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 10 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes and green chilies
- 2/3 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons home made taco seasoning (see for recipe https://myketotestlab.com/2020/07/21/taco-seasoning/)
- 2/3 cup cauliflower rice (steamed if store bought, but if you make your own rice in your food processor, you can also microwave it in increments of 20 seconds till softened a bit. It took me 40 seconds)
- 1- 1 1/4 cup grated cheese of your choice. I had mozzarella and Monterey Jack on hand which worked great).
- Optional: green onion for garnish
- Cut bell peppers in half horizontally and clean out the inside. Place open side up on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 5 mins.
- Pre heat your oven to 350 F.
- In a large skillet, brown the beef with the onion and garlic until browned. Drain and put back into the skillet.
- Add the tomatoes, taco seasoning, broth and the riced cauliflower to the skillet and bring to a boil on high heat. When mixture is boiling, turn the heat to medium low and let simmer for about 10 mins till your sauce thickens a bit.
- Put your bell peppers in an oven safe dish, open side up, and fill with the beef mixture.
- Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Bake for 20 mins.
- Let cool for about 10 minutes before serving and sprinkle with green onion if desired. Enjoy!
What I’ve learned…
- You don’t necessarily have to microwave your peppers before popping them in the oven, but I have to say that I tried both versions and the recipe came a bit more together when they were microwaved (peppers weren’t crunchy anymore, but also not too soft).
- Cauliflower rice; I do not like the store bought version, so whenever a recipe calls for cauliflower rice and I do not have any on hand, I buy a head of cauliflower, cut it into medium florets and put it in the food processor. I use what I need right away, and freeze the rest.
- I can’t chop onions without loosing my sight for a couple of minutes. Seriously, I respond that bad to them! So I bought a veggie chopper at amazon a while and it’s on of the most used kitchen tools in my kitchen. I completely recommend getting one!