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Bell Pepper Nachos (Whole30)

Slices of bell pepper loaded with traditional nacho toppings like ground beef, salsa, guacamole, and more. Made in about 30 minutes, Whole30, paleo.
Course Appetizers, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword guacamole, low carb, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 717kcal

Ingredients

Quick Guacamole

  • 3 avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo or fresh salsa
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped (Optional but encouraged)

Chipotle Sauce

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup pico de gallo
  • cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • black olives sliced

Instructions

  • Prepare your bell peppers: cut them in half and deseed, tearing out and discarding the white pith inside. Cut in half width-wise then slice into 3/4" slices. They should be "chip size" - not too narrow or they won't hold enough toppings.
  • Heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add your ground meat and seasonings: taco seasoning, salt, chili powder. If you use a prepackaged taco seasoning, check it for salt before you add much of your own. Brown and crumble the meat, incorporating the seasonings well.
  • In a medium bowl, mash together avocado, pico de gallo, lime juice, salt, and cilantro until desired texture.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, chipotle powder, lime juice, and hot sauce.
  • Arrange your bell pepper slices with the insides facing up. Top with ground meat then guacamole. Drizzle with chipotle sauce and finish by topping with remaining garnishes, like more pico de gallo, cilantro, red onion, or black olives.

Notes

Other toppings include sliced fresh or pickled jalapeños, my vegan queso, lime slices, diced avocado, or anything else you can think of.
Including my vegan queso here might be a "food with no brakes" for you. In this case, this topping could be considered SWYPO. Err on the side of caution and use your best judgment here. Without queso, this recipe is totally Whole30!

Nutrition

Calories: 717kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 59g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1774mg | Potassium: 1354mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4344IU | Vitamin C: 161mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4mg | Net Carbs: 14g