These are slow-cooked stuffed peppers. Red or yellow bell peppers can be used instead of green. Italian diced tomatoes can be used in place of fire-roasted if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
total:
6 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

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  • Mix ground beef, tomatoes, rice, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper together in a bowl. Stuff each green bell pepper with ground beef mixture.

  • Arrange stuffed bell peppers in the crock of a slow cooker; place the reserved tops back onto each bell pepper. Pour water around the base of each stuffed bell pepper.

  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts

233 calories; protein 15.6g 31% DV; carbohydrates 18.5g 6% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterol 45.6mg 15% DV; sodium 295mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2014
This is a great basic simple recipe so I agree with OldCatMan-no need to cook the meat prior to stuffing. That takes away from the "simple" part. Do as directed but no need to cook meat prior to stuffing!!! BB Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2014
Needs to be cooked in a red sauce the beef broth did not help the flavors and left the meat tasteless. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2014
This is a great basic simple recipe so I agree with OldCatMan-no need to cook the meat prior to stuffing. That takes away from the "simple" part. Do as directed but no need to cook meat prior to stuffing!!! BB Read More
(45)
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
NO need to cook your meat for Stuffed Peppers..just add cooled rice with raw meat mixture and onions and seasonings of your choice. I add ALLSPICE to the meat mixture and put some BROWN SUGAR and some ALLSPICE in the Tomato sauce you use...such a great flavor! You will always use the sugar and allspice from now on. YUMM! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/29/2014
Needs to be cooked in a red sauce the beef broth did not help the flavors and left the meat tasteless. Read More
(20)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2016
This is a forgiving recipe & is a great base for added or substitute ingredients, to taste. I did not make the recipe as stated, but give this a 5 star with my many modifications [using what I had on hand] - My mods. include: adding 1/2 large zucchini/shredded; 3 green onions/finely chopped ; 1/4c cilantro leaves/chopped ; a splash of Worcestershire sauce; 2T minced jar garlic; 1/3c HOT taco sauce (instead of can tomatoes); finely minced strip steak instead of ground beef [pan cooked in oil before adding to pepper stuffing]; used low fat mexi cheese blend and 1/4c couscous instead of rice. Stuffed ONLY red peppers. Topped stuffed peppers with some hot taco sauce, S&P, onion & garlic powder. Cooked on LOW in slow cooker 6 hrs. then topped with more shredded low fat cheese last 10 minutes of cooking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/31/2017
when i make peppers in the slow cooker i mix the ingredients in a bowl the only thing i cook is the onion beforehand by cooking the burger first the ingredients dont hold together too well and the texture is a little different than im used to the flavor was good enough but i added shredded mild cheddar in the mix before filling the peppers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2014
I substitute quinoa for rice. The second time that I made this I sliced the peppers...kind of casserole-like. This tastes amazing and is so easy to make! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2018
Yes I will make this again it seemed to be missing something so next time I will cook a small chopped onion in the pan then add ground beef to pan to brown together. Any recipe I can make in the slowcooker that is NOT winter comfort food is an A in my book. Who wants to cook and heat up the kitchen when it is hot and humid out. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2018
Both hubby and I really liked it thanks for sharing. My revisions were: I used green red and yellow peppers did not precook the beef I sautéed about a cup of onions and added to the mix and I used brown rice. For color and interest I mixed up the tops by putting a green on the red one yellow on the green etc. Hubby agreed it's a repeat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2015
Well I liked it...but the hubby didn't. The meat was a little Tom mushy for his taste. Grant it I took the advice and others and didn't not cool the meat prior to placing it in the crock pot. I'll make this again but will cook prior. Read More
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