Stuffed Bell Peppers In The Crockpot


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Stuffed Bell Peppers In The Crockpot

Stuffed Bell PeppersOne of my favorite meals is Stuffed Bell Peppers and when I make them, I will always make a big batch to freeze for future meals. There are a couple of reasons for this. One being that it makes for easy warm up future meals. The other being I cook them in the crock pot and it takes about 6 hours or so.

Last week I was lucky enough to catch red bell peppers on sale at one of my local stores 3/$1.00! That is an amazing price and I stocked up. The next day I had 2 crock pots going with stuffed bell peppers.

What you need
(This recipe is based on about 4 peppers. If you want to make a big batch, just keep doubling the recipe.)
  • 4 Bell Peppers ( I only use red, yellow, or orange)
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef (or Turkey)
  • 1 Can Rotel Tomatoes (I only use about 1/2 can per pound of meat, but save the other half, you will use it later in the recipe)
  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Rice
  • 1 TSP Tomato Paste
  • Small Can Tomato Sauce
  • Seasonings (I use onion powder, garlic powder, Tony’s Cajun Seasoning,Salt and pepper)
  • Use whatever seasonings you like!

What to do

1.  Cut the top off of your peppers, clean out all the seeds, rinse and clean them well. Set peppers aside and let dry.

2.  In a bowl, start mixing up the rest of your ingredients. I always try to cook my rice the night before and leave in refrigerator over night, or cook it and let it cool before mixing it in the meat mixture.

3.  Once you meat mixture is mixed well, start stuffing your peppers.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

4.  Pour the rest of the can of Rotel and your can of tomato sauce in bottom of crock pot and give a stir.

5.  Next, start putting your peppers in, keeping them standing up. I put just a small smear of tomato paste on top of each pepper. Close your lid, set your crock pot on low, and let cook for about 6-7 hours until the meat is cooked and the peppers are the softness you like.

6.  One last thing I do when I am ready to eat is make a simple sauce to drizzle over the top. I mix a couple teaspoons of sour cream and tomato sauce. Mix well to combine, then pour over my pepper. It might sound strange, but it is great!

7.  After they have all cooked, I take them out of crock pot, lay on a cookie sheet to cool. Once cooled, I put 2 in each Food Saver bag and freeze them for future meals!

~Lisa

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Comments

  1. Gale Kelly says

    SOUNDS WONDERFUL! CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS.

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