Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Food Network Kitchen's Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Food Network Kitchens Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers, as seen on Food Network
Cook Time
3h 30 min
5 servings

Stuffed peppers have never been simpler to prepare, thanks to your slow cooker! Just stir all the filling ingredients together (raw ground beef included), then stuff the mixture into the peppers and let the cooker do the rest. Top with sour cream for a comforting, nourishing dinner your whole family will love.



large red, orange or yellow bell peppers
lb(s) 90% lean ground beef
can (14.5-oz) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
cups shredded pepper jack cheese (from one 8-oz. block)
cup cooked medium-grain white rice
cloves garlic, minced
scallions, thinly sliced
tsp chili powder
tsp ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
cup low-sodium chicken broth
Sour cream, for serving


Step 1

Trim about ⅛ inch from the bottom of each pepper so it can stand upright. Cut the top ¼ inch off each pepper. Remove and discard the stems, then finely chop the remaining flesh from the tops and set aside. Scoop out and discard the seeds and as much of the membranes as you can from inside the peppers.

Step 2

Mix the reserved chopped pepper with the ground beef, tomatoes and their juices, 1 cup of the cheese, cooked rice, garlic, 3 of the scallions, chilli powder, cumin, 1 ½ teaspoon salt and several grinds of black pepper in a large bowl with your hands until combined. Dividing evenly, spoon the filling into the hollowed-out peppers, packing it in (the filling will mound a bit above the tops).

Step 3

Pour the chicken broth into the bottom of a 6-quart slow cooker, then add the stuffed peppers. Season the top of each pepper with another pinch of salt. Cover and cook on high until the peppers are tender and the ground beef is cooked through, for 3 to 3 ½ hours. Top with the remaining 1 cup cheese, cover and cook on high for 10 minutes more to melt the cheese. Sprinkle the peppers with the remaining scallions and add a dollop of sour cream to each.

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