CrockPot Stuffed Peppers

crockpot stuffed peppers

It’s no secret that some of my favorite recipes on the blog are crockpot recipes. Since I started my journey into cooking and then Paleo, the crockpot has been my go to tool that is easy to master and always delivers. There was a point where I owned 7 crockpots at once, then I got engaged and couldn’t have all my bachelor toys anymore. We only have 4 now. I seriously love crockpot recipes so much I had an infographic made and built a dedicated page to crockpots. These crockpot stuffed peppers are one of my favorites so I hope you enjoy.

Crockpot Stuffed Peppers

When it comes to cooking, these crockpot stuffed peppers are about as easy as they come. Use your food processor to chop up all your veggies, combine with your meat, stuff the peppers and walk away. There are so many different ways to make this recipe as well. I used ground beef but you could use turkey, chicken, pork, venison, bison or anything else you can think of. I wonder if we could make just bacon stuffed peppers?

I seriously did not know that. My mind is blown right now. Want to know another random fact?

With all these pepper discoveries, I will share a few more facts about bell peppers so you can stump your friends in trivia.

Facts about Bell Peppers

In case you are hungry, you can skip this and get right to cooking these crockpot stuffed peppers. Actually, you can start this recipe and then come back and get educated on the food you are going to devour soon.

  • Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds – most people think of them as vegetables
  • Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are actually very ripe green bell peppers
  • Red bell peppers are sweeter than green ones because bell peppers sweeten as they ripen
  • Green bell peppers are the most popular type of pepper in the United States
  • Red bell peppers have more than twice the vitamin C of a green pepper
  • Bell peppers are a good source of Vitamin A
  • The scientific name for bell peppers is Capsicum annum
  • Capsicums are what peppers are called in Australia

What is your favorite way to eat bell peppers? Leave me a comment below with some new things for me to try.

I always want to make sure we don’t waste our food. We created a storage guide for produce to help you keep your food fresh as long as possible. In this case, store your bell peppers inside the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3-4 days.

crockpot stuffed peppers

Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground meat
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup homemade italian seasoning blend (equal parts marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup beef stock
Instructions
  1. Pulse your cauliflower, onion, carrots, and garlic in the food processor to blend as fine as possible. Do it seperately if your food processor isn't large enough. If you don't own one you can dice everything as small as possible by hand
  2. Cut the tops off of your peppers, keeping them intact and clean the seeds out
  3. Mix your vegetables in a mixing bowl with your meat, tomato paste, seasonings and salt and pepper
  4. Once all ingredients are combined well, spoon the mixture into your peppers and level off at the top of the pepper
  5. Place the peppers in your crock pot and put the tops of the peppers on them
  6. Pour your liquid in the bottom of the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours
  7. Enjoy

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41 Comments

  1. do you have the recipe for the Italian seasoning blend? The link isn’t working and I would love to make these!! They look amazing

  2. Do I have to brown the meat before I put it in the crockpot? Or do I just put it in there right out of the package? Thanks!

  3. I was wondering-could I use ground turkey instead of beef? I just recently started eating meat again after a year of being veggie and beef still isn’t great on my stomach. But I really want to make these!!!

  4. Hi, I was linked to your recipe from hollywouldifshecould and I made these, baking for an hour at 350 and they turned out delicious! will definitely be making these more frequently and will try them in a crock pot when I plan things better.

  5. Hi, Can you tell me what the Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend is? Is this something you make yourself, if so what with? Or can you buy off the shelf? Thank you

  6. Made these tonight. Awesome! Takes a little bit of gentle handling getting them out of the crock, but nothing a slotted spoon couldn`t handle. I had some extra meat after I stuffed them and I fried that up and had it for lunch :) Great recipe!

  7. Do you have a pic of the finished dish? I never know if mine comes out right if there’s not a pic of the finished dish. I’m cooking this in the crockpot right now while I’m at work. My daughters came home from school and said it smells really good. They sent a pic of the food in the crockpot to me and it looks real “watery”. I’d love to see what your finished product looks like.

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes!! My husband and twin 16 yr old football linemen both over 6′ tall, love the crockpot wings!

    1. Leanne I haven’t made this in forever and I don’t have a final picture. I know it is watery which is due to the peppers, the moisture trapped under the lid, and the beef. I remember having that too but just removed them and served them. It’s all about flavor with this dish. Nothing pretty haha

  8. So I tried this recipe using ground venison. Stuffing tasted amazing. I used two yellow peppers, one red, and one green. Cooked on low for 6 hours. The red pepper tasted great, but the green and yellows were terribly bitter! Any feedback?

  9. I ran out of time to prep these this morning for the crockpot, so instead I just sauteed the veggies, browned the ground turkey, mixed it all together along with the spices and stuffed the peppers. Then I put them in the oven at 400 for about 30 minutes. DELICIOUS!

  10. I have this cooking in the crock pot right now, and it smells sooo good that I’m pretty sure we should get married. JK I don’t believe in marriage, but we should at least live together so I can be your recipe guinea pig. Just sayin.

      1. They are seriously delish! Although, I think I overcooked them, as I only had 3 peppers, but they are still the bomb.com. Aaaaand I may or may not have eaten ALL of the extra beef mixture over the course of the day as well. Oops.

  11. Christine that is because depending on the size of the peppers you use etc, feel free to place the extra around if you have it, some people just make more peppers

  12. In the picture it looks like you had left over stuffing and put it around the peppers in the crock pot, but this is not mentioned in the directions . . .

  13. this is in the oven right now!! (did it in the oven…didn't have time for the crock pot… :) ) I had leftover stuffing so I put it in mini bell peppers and put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350! delish!

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