Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are one of the simplest comfort food recipes to make and the recipe is easily adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand in addition to peppers.
Mix together rice, diced tomatoes, and your favorite protein to create a dinner that is filling and delicious. This Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe will quickly become a favorite on your menu. Even if you don’t eat the pepper “shell” the filling is infused with loads of yummy flavor.
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It’s the perfect slow cooker recipe for a busy Monday, a slow and easy Sunday, or any other day of the week. I love a recipe that is low prep, low mess, but the high flavor and for such a simple recipe it sure looks pretty on the plate!
How To Make Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Dust off your crockpot and grab the biggest bell peppers you can find, we are going to make a filling and pretty healthy meal for the family with just a handful of ingredients.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
- green, red, yellow, or orange bell peppers
- ground beef
- instant rice
- diced tomatoes, canned
- tomato sauce
- onion powder
- black pepper
Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe Tips and Tricks
Can I freeze and reheat the peppers?
Yes! Stuffed peppers are an excellent slow cooker meal for bulk cooking. Freeze them either pre-cooked or after cooking thoroughly. To freeze: wrap each pepper individual in cling wrap and then place them together in a freezer bag. To reheat: Remove as many as needed to prepare and heat in the slow cooker or in a shallow pan in the oven.
Can I change out the ingredients?
You can use any of your favorite proteins in place of ground beef-ground chicken, pork, venison, or turkey! Add Italian herbs and parmesan cheese to the recipe to give it more of an Italian flavor or stir in a packet of taco season for a fiesta stuffed pepper recipe! Experiment with your favorite sauces and seasonings to take this basic recipe to another level. Sometimes I add a little Worcestershire to give it a little more flavor.
Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Pepper Recipe Tips
Brown the meat but just until no longer pink, it is going to cook longer in the crockpot so you don’t want it overcooked.
While low and slow is always the best option if you are in a pinch for time you can cook these on high for 3-4 hours as well.
Easy Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe
- Large bowl
- Slow Cooker
- 6 large green red, yellow or orange peppers.
- 1 pounds and 1/2of ground beef browned in a skillet and grease drained off.
- 1 cups and 1/2of uncooked instant rice
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5oz, drained
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- Cut tops off of bell peppers and set aside. Clean out inside of peppers of seeds and set aside.
- In a large bowl, mix beef, rice, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, onion powder. Mix well.
- Spoon the beef mixture into each pepper and place in slow cooker. Pour about 1/3 cup of water into bottom of slow cooker. Add tops to peppers and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
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