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Bell Pepper Nachos, green pepper, ground beef, sour cream, on light brown cutting board

Here’s a new twist on a classic recipe. Live Well Alabama’s Bell Pepper Nachos adds more vegetables to this grab-and-go snack but doesn’t hold back on the flavor. This is the perfect recipe for gatherings or as something new for the family.

Tips: Double or triple this recipe to feed more people. Use your favorite taco seasoning if you don’t have the dry seasonings in this recipe. Look for the low-sodium version if possible.


  • 2 large bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pinch salt plus 1 teaspoon salt, separate
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ pound ground beef or shredded chicken
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup guacamole or avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoons low fat sour cream


  • Preheat oven to broil.
  • Cut each bell pepper into four pieces, removing the stem and seeds.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add peppers, water, and a pinch of salt. Cover and microwave until the pepper pieces are slightly tender, about 4 minutes. Let cool and arrange on a foil-lined baking sheet, cut sides up.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and add meat, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook until browned.
  • Spoon some meat mixture onto each pepper piece. Sprinkle with cheese and broil until cheese melts. Top with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.

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