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Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

slow-cooker stuffed peppers Entree
Slow-cooker stuffed peppers on a platter.
  • 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
September 25, 2018

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.

More About This Recipe

  • Cooking up comfort food in the slow cooker is one of the best ways we know to make dinner, and this recipe really delivers. All the cheesy, beefy flavor you love comes through in this hands-off recipe. You can skip the step of boiling peppers, and these will still come out meltingly tender — thanks to the steamy heat of your slow cooker. So next time you’ve got a busy day ahead, carve out 15 minutes in the morning to prep your peppers. When you get home, all that’s left is to sprinkle on the cheese and let it melt. Ready to get started? Master the recipe with this step-by-step guide to making stuffed peppers in the slow cooker, and then explore the rest of Betty’s pepper recipes.

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