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Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6

Classic beef- and rice-stuffed peppers are now easier to make than ever with some help from your slow cooker. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cindy Rahe Cindy Rahe
September 20, 2016

Ingredients

6
large bell peppers
1 1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
teaspoons olive oil
1/4
cup finely chopped onion
2
cloves finely chopped garlic
1 1/2
cups cooked white rice
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1 1/4
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (5 oz)

Steps

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  • 1
    Trim tops off bell peppers; remove ribs and seeds. Set aside.
  • 2
    Place beef in large bowl; set aside.
  • 3
    In 6-inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat; add chopped onion. Cook until onion softens, stirring every few minutes. Add garlic; cook 60 seconds. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • 4
    Add rice, salt and pepper to beef. Add cooked onion and garlic; mix to combine. Stuff peppers with beef mixture; arrange in slow cooker. Pour tomato sauce over peppers.
  • 5
    Cook on Low heat setting 6 hours; last 30 minutes of cooking, top peppers with cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Using lean ground beef makes for a less greasy finished dish.
  • Use any good melting cheese you like! Mozzarella, Jack or even pepper Jack would all be delicious substitutes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
95mg
31%
Sodium
1120mg
47%
Potassium
780mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
7g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
110%
110%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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