Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

I love this recipe because it is easy, I can stuff the peppers the night before and then put them in the slow cooker before I go to work in the morning. I love having dinner pretty much done by the time I get home. Like many of my recipes I have adapted this one over time. My mom made stuffed peppers when I was young so I took the basic recipe and made it my own. The recipe is so easy, give it a try and put your own spin on it.

Stuffed Peppers
·         1 lb. lean ground beef
·         ¼ cup onion diced
·         1 egg
·         1 cup instant rice, uncooked
·         1 clove garlic, minced
·         ½  teaspoon black pepper
·         ½ cup bread crumbs (Italian)
·         2-3 large green bell peppers
·         Jar spaghetti sauce

  1.    Wash peppers, cut tops off and remove core. 

 2.       In a bowl, mix the ground beef, onion, egg. rice, garlic, black pepper, and bread crumbs.  (everything except for the spaghetti sauce and the peppers)
 3.     Stuff each pepper with of the ground beef and rice mixture until full.

4.       Put ¼ cup of the spaghetti sauce in the Crockpot. Nestle the peppers into your Crockpot. Pour the remaining sauce over the peppers.
      5.       Cook on low for 6-8 hours. This can vary depending on your Crockpot. Be sure to use a     meat thermometer to ensure the inside is cooked to 160°F

1 comment:

  1. Love stuffed peppers :) I usually make these in the oven and greatly enjoy the blend of flavors and the way the peppers soften right up in the oven.