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CrockPot Stuffed Peppers

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 4
Calories 509 kcal


  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion finely diced
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 3/4 cup mexican rice cooked, use leftover mexican rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/4 cups colby jack cheese shredded and divided


  1. Pour tomato sauce into a heat proof bowl and add diced onion. Heat the onion/tomato sauce mixture in the microwave for about 5 minutes to soften onions. Set aside to cool.

  2. Cut the tops off of bell peppers. Remove stems and seeds and dice the tops of the bell peppers. Pour 1/3 of a cup of water into the bottom of the crock pot, add a cooking rack or foil balls to the bottom of crock pot and place bell peppers on top.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine one pound of uncooked ground beef, cooled onion/tomato sauce mixture, diced bell peppers, 1 cup of shredded colby jack cheese, 3/4 cup of cooked mexican rice, 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

  4. Fill bell peppers with ground beef mixture and top with remaining cheese. Cook on low for about 6 hours or high for 3 hours. You can test mixture with meat thermometer for doneness. It should be cooked to 160 degrees.

Recipe Notes

You must used pre-cooked rice. I used leftover mexican rice,  but you can also use cooked white rice. Just bump up your seasoning so that the mixture is not too bland. You can add chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, chipotle in adobo. Whatever sounds good to you!

Nutrition Facts
CrockPot Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 509 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 116mg39%
Sodium 640mg28%
Potassium 880mg25%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 4727IU95%
Vitamin C 157mg190%
Calcium 323mg32%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.