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Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Mini Bell Pepper Nachos
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Mini Bell Pepper Nachos

Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 20 minutes • Serves: 8

Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound 93% lean ground beef
1 packet (1 ounce) taco seasoning
1 pound mini sweet peppers, tops trimmed and halved lengthwise
1 cup drained and rinsed black beans
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed if necessary
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1-1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt

1.Preheat oven to 400°; spray rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. In large skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up beef with side of spoon. Stir in taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water; heat to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 3 minutes or until thickened; stirring occasionally. Makes about 3 cups.

2.Place peppers, cut side up, on prepared pan; top with beef mixture, beans, corn and cheese. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese melts.

3.Serve nachos topped with avocado, tomato, lettuce and yogurt.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (6 filled pepper halves):
261 Calories, 11g Fat (2g Saturated), 51mg Cholesterol, 508mg Sodium,
17g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 4g Sugars, 1g Added Sugars, 20g Protein

Chef Tip:
For customizing nachos, serve with an assortment of toppings, such as black olives, cilantro, green onions, hot sauce, jalapeño, limes, radish, red onion and/or salsa.

Dietitian’s Dish:
Bell peppers are among the best sources of vitamin C available, containing three times as much vitamin C as citrus fruits. The amount varies depending on the ripeness and color of the pepper, so enjoy a variety of colors to maximize your nutrient intake

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