Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Easy simple way to prepare.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 708 kcal


  • 2 each bell peppers large red, orange or yellow
  • 1 lb ground beef 90-percent lean
  • 14.5 oz fire-roasted diced tomatoes One can
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese from one 8-ounce block
  • 1 cup white rice cooked medium-grain
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • to taste Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Sour cream for serving


  • rim about 1/8 inch from the bottom of each pepper so it can stand upright. Cut the top 1/4 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.
  • 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, chili powder, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons 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).
  • 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 1/2 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.


I placed any extra filling into a baking dish, a cooked like meatloaf. 

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 708kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 39gFat: 41gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 131mgSodium: 604mgPotassium: 501mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1281IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 507mgIron: 4mg
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