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Slow Cooker Month: So Good Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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I remember the first time I saw a stuffed pepper.

I was young and had only seen peppers used as sides and flavor enhancers — never the main dish. As I grew older I learned to appreciate their versatility.

These stuffed peppers are full of meat and veggies making them a great healthy meal. The best things are that cooking them in the slow cooker makes this easy enough for a weekday meal and that the peppers turn out super sweet and tender with the long, slow cooking.

They are so good!

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So Good Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Easy Meal overflowing with Meat and Veggies
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bell pepper, slow cooker


  • slow cooker
  • Large Bowl


  • 6 medium-size green bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 medium-size onion diced small
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 cups finely chopped raw cauliflower
  • 1 cup finely chopped raw carrot
  • 1 can 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano flakes
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Prepare the green bell peppers by cutting the tops off (save the tops) and removing all the seeds and membranes. Set the peppers open side up into the crockpot.
  • Put the remaining ingredients EXCEPT for the chicken broth in a large bowl and mix, breaking up the ground beef and pork and making sure everything is combined well.
  • Fill the peppers with this mixture, then set the pepper ‘tops’ back on the peppers. The peppers should be over-flowing with the meat mixture, so the top will just teeter on the top of the mixture, it won’t fit down all the way.
  • Pour the chicken broth into the crockpot around the peppers.
  • Set crockpot to LOW, cover and cook for 7 to 8 hours, until peppers are tender and meat is cooked.
  • Will serve 4 to 6.

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Slow Cooker Month: So Good Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers


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