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Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

July 24, 2017
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I really love the taste of stuffed peppers. For me, they are absolute comfort food.  But I usually only make them during the cooler months of the year because I do what I can to leave my oven off during the summer months. But once in a while I still get a craving.

So I wanted to create a recipe that could be done in the slow cooker so that they could slowly cook at day and infuse flavors even more. These turned out just right! Yum!!

I’ve actually given you two options with this dish. To make it gluten-free, use the cooked rice. To make it grain-free and low carb, then opt for the riced cauliflower instead. Both work equally as well, and the cauliflower adds some additional veggie power to the meal!

Some people have tummy troubles eating green peppers. I happen to be one of them! They give me reflux and have me burping up green peppers until the next day! TMI, I know. But so many people have this issue, that I wanted to bring it up. Often, those who don’t tolerate green peppers, do tolerate red, yellow, or orange bell peppers instead. I now use red bell peppers in this recipe. And it’s really yummy!

I also have a conventional stuffed peppers recipe!

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

If you don’t want to heat up your oven you can still enjoy the taste of stuffed peppers…in your slow cooker.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 25 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef pasture raised
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1 cup rice soaked and cooked or riced cauliflower
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 2-3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 can 15 oz diced tomatoes, no salt added
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Instructions
 

  • In skillet, brown ground beef with onions and garlic.
  • Cut off tops of green peppers, remove seeds and clean out completely
  • Drain beef mixture
  • Add the rice, seasonings and half of the cheese to beef mixture
  • Stuff peppers with mixture to just below the top of the peppers
  • Fill in the rest of the peppers with the remaining cheese.
  • Top the peppers with diced tomatoes.
  • Place the peppers in the slow cooker and cover.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-7 hours.
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