Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers (optional vegetarian version)

Two Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers served on a bed of lettuce

Who doesn’t love a good stuffed pepper? But in the crockpot? EVEN better. You can easily make these Stuffed Peppers
vegetarian. To save time in the morning, you could prep everything, and just stuff peppers in the morning, set the crockpot and go about your day.

Melt in your mouth good, and VERY healthy! The kids loved this one. Little D didn’t care for the pepper skins, but loved the rest. Darryl is not the biggest pepper fan, but LOVED these. Hope you enjoy this amazingly easy recipe ๐Ÿ™‚ย Crockpot Stuffed Peppers - Ingredients laid out on table

How to Make Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers

  1. Cut just the tops off the pepper and removed seeds and ribs from inside.crockpot stuffed peppers - tops cut off of peppers and removed seeds and ribs from inside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked rice, 1/2 of the can of chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese, egg, salt and pepper.
  3. Mix well until evenly combined.
  4. Stuff peppers with mixture and place into crockpot, stuffed side up.Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers - Stuffing mixed in a bowl and then placed in peppers
  5. Pour stock over and around peppers.
  6. Next, pour the rest of the canned tomatoes in.
  7. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 5 – 6 hours.Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers - Stuffed Peppers placed in crockpot and broth poured in
  8. I topped ours with a little bit of cheese and served right away. Nom Nom Nom. This one is kid APPROVED!Woman holding a cooked stuffed pepper on a white platesmall child eating a stuffed pepper at a table
4.20 from 21 votes

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers (w/ optional vegetarian version)

Author Corey Valley
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 1.5 lbs raw ground chuck or Morning Star Grillers Recipe Crumbles for vegetarian version-
  • 2 cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 15oz can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or cheese blend. I used Cheddar/Jack blend.
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Cut just the tops off the pepper and removed seeds and ribs from inside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked rice, 1/2 of the can of chopped tomatoes, onion, garlic, cheese, egg, salt and pepper.
  • Mix well until evenly combined.
  • Pour stock over and around peppers.
  • Next, pour the rest of the canned tomatoes in.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 5-6 hours.

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152 Comments

    1. Going to make this today. I am just going to add some corn, for the crunchy texture, and use fresh tomatoes. I love the sweetness of fresh cooked tomatoes. On a cold day, we all enjoy the smells coming from the crock pot on a cozy winter day. Thanks so much for the crock pot recipe.
      Wonderful web site too.

    2. do you brown the meat first???

      1. No, you do not need to brown the meat first. It will cook in the peppers.

      2. So you cook it with the peppers inside the pot ?? What if itโ€™s a small pot

  1. i kid you not, i saw a recipe for these at the end of last week and contemplated buying peppers at the store Sunday to try… i’m so glad you did it first so now i really know that they’re good! HAHA ๐Ÿ˜‰
    great pictures too lady! i am seriously going to try these when we get back from vacay… awesome! ps: i totally voted for my crockpot recipes, hehe

  2. looks delish Corey!..we make a mexican version by adding chopped jalapeno, chili powder and cumin -yum!!

    1. I have done a ‘Mexican’ using chorizo & ground chuck… salsa &/or diced tomatoes w/chilies and I stuffed poblano peppers instead of bell peppers… they were well liked!

      1. Priscilla says:

        Wow, that some amazing!!!!

  3. I LOVE Paula Deen & Crockpots! these were great tonight…even my Vegetarian 2 year old loved it:) Will be adding this to our ‘regular” dinner rotation.

  4. I love stuffed peppers, and since everything is better in the crockpot, I will definitely be trying these out!! Thanks for linking up!

  5. AmyinTexas says:

    A totally stupid question as I’ve never made stuffed peppers… do you cook the ground beef first or mix it in raw?

    1. Anonymous says:

      I was wondering the EXACT same thing! Doesn’t specify, but it does look cooked in the pictures….hopefully we will get an answer soon :/

    2. Mix it in raw ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of the pictures you see on here are with the vegetarian meat, so that is why it looks cooked. Hope they turn out great for you!

      1. Shemetris says:

        can you use raw ground turkey?

      2. Kathleen M Morouse says:

        5 stars
        FYI, I use uncooked boil in a bag brown or white rice and it works just as well!! Love it in crock pot. I have been doing it like that for years.

      3. Will it still work if I cooked the meat first?