Mini Taco Stuffed Peppers With Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce #Recipe

We love tacos and we usually have a taco night at least twice a month. While we love having tacos using the normal shells sometimes we like changing things up a bit. This recipe today shows just one variation of how you can make taco night extra special. If you also love stuffed peppers and tacos you might also love this mini taco stuffed peppers with cilantro lime cream sauce.

Yields: approximately 32 servings
Time: 45 minutes

Here's what you'll need:


1 lb ground beef

1 package taco seasoning mix

¾ cup water

1-1/2 lbs mini bell peppers

1 cup shredded cheese

Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

½ cup sour cream

½ cup fresh cilantro

½ teaspoon minced garlic

2 tablespoons lime juice


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Slice 1/3 of each pepper off lengthwise, reserving for later use. Remove seeds. Try to slice off the curvier side of the pepper, so the flatter side remains – making it easier to stay put while stuffing.

3. Dice the reserved peppers and set aside ¾ cup.

4. In a large skillet, cook beef and reserved ¾ cup diced peppers in medium high heat until beef is brown; drain. Stir in taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let mixture slightly cool.

5. Fill each pepper as full as possible with the beef mixture and place on a baking sheet. Bake peppers for 13-15 minutes.

6. While the peppers are baking, make the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce. In a food processor, pulse the sour cream, cilantro garlic, and lime juice until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

7. Remove peppers from oven and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Return to the oven for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is melted.

8. Place the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce in a small plastic bag. Snip the corner off with scissors and drizzle the peppers with the sauce.

Notes: The peppers can be assembled in advance and placed in the oven when ready to bake. If time permits, make the Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce a day ahead of time to give the flavors more time to blend.


  1. These look yummy! I have never seen those peppers at our stores though.

  2. I would make these with beans as I dont eat meat. These would be great for a party.

  3. those look delicious !! Gonna have to try this one !

  4. Making them with mini peppers is such a good idea. I bet my family would like that way better than the full-sized ones I've tried to make before.

  5. This is such a good idea! I've been eating these a lot the last two weeks while switching to a low carb diet and this is a perfect fit!

  6. These look delicious. I might have to try them. I enjoy peppers but I dunno if the rest of my family would eat them. However, they are a great substitute for tortillas or taco shells.

  7. Yummy. Stuffed peppers are a delicious meal for days like today. Rainy. It gives you the extra pop you need to get through those dreary evenings.

  8. I do happen to like stuffed peppers but never thought to kick it up a bit like these. They sound delicious!

  9. love it stuffed peppers a favorite here with a Mexican flare yummy
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  10. These would be so good for Cinco de Mayo! We love to have Mexican inspired dishes several times a month too!

  11. My kids would totally be into this dish. Between the taco seasoning and those delicious peppers, I know this would be a hit.

  12. Looks like a really yummy recipe!

  13. These look really good! We also love tacos, so this would be a nice change to try out and see how we and the kids like it!