Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Mini bell pepper nachos is one of my favorite recipes! They are so easy to make, low carb, gluten free, and a great way to get your nacho fix with minimal calories! All the amazing flavors of nachos, but without the carbs from tortilla chips! 


This recipe is made with seasoned taco ground beef, plenty of cheese, and topped with a little bit of sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, guacamole or avocado, shredded lettuce, and sliced green onions. Add sliced pickled jalapenos if you want some extra spice! I used my own taco seasoning blend, but you can use store bought taco seasoning mix if you prefer. 

Make the swap to these delicious, healthier nachos and stay on plan! Trust me! You won't miss the chips! Enjoy!


Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Ingredients:
6 Mini sweet bell peppers  ~ 186 grams ~ weigh for accuracy (2 1/2 Greens)
3 ounces Taco Seasoned Beef ~ recipe below (1/2 Leaner and 1.5 Condiments)
1/2 cup reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese (1/2 Lean)
1 tbsp sour cream or 2 tbsp plain non-fat Greek yogurt (1 Condiment)
1 tbsp guacamole or 3/4 ounce avocado, chopped (1/2 Healthy Fat)
1/4 cup shredded lettuce (1/4 Green)
2 tbsp sliced green onions (1/4 Green)
Optional:
1 ounce pickled sliced jalapenos (1 Optional Snack)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut the ends off the mini bell peppers and then cut lengthwise. Remove seeds and ribs. Place peppers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Arrange the peppers in a single layer, cut side up. Bake for 5 min.

Top peppers with cooked ground beef and cheese. Bake for 7 to 8 min or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream or Greek yogurt, guacamole or avocado, lettuce, green onions and sliced jalapenos.

1 Servings with
1 Lean, 3 Greens, 3 Condiments, 1/2 Healthy Fat (for the 95 to 97% lean ground beef) and 1 Optional Snack

* If you want to use 85 to 94% lean ground beef, omit the guacamole or avocado.

** If you want to omit the lettuce and sliced green onions, use 224 g of mini bell peppers.

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Taco Seasoned Beef

Ingredients:
1 lb 95 to 97% lean ground beef (2 Leaner)

Taco Seasoning Blend (or 1 tbsp store bought Taco Seasoning):
1 tsp chili powder (2 Condiments)
1 tsp cumin (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp salt (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp black pepper (1 Condiment)

Directions:
In a large skillet over medium heat, add meat and seasonings. Cook and break up meat until cooked thoroughly about 6 to 7 min. Drain meat of any excess fat.

2 Servings with
1 Leaner (6 ounces cooked) with 3 Condiments per serving


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