Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are a colorful and delicious way to eat healthy this summer and year round! Get your kids to eat their veggies with this fun recipe that is like nature’s meal bowl!
Want a great way to eat your veggies? Stuff ’em! Slow Cooker Stuffed peppers are so versatile and are simple to make, especially when you use your slow cooker. This vegetarian version is especially easy since there is no precooking of anything involved. Simply mix a few ingredients in a bowl, slice open the peppers, stuff them full and let them cook away for a few hours. A great way to make a wholesome healthy meal!
Do you have a favorite pepper color? I like the orange and yellow the best. Maybe because they are a little sweet? You can use whatever your family likes. Maybe you have a kid who’s favorite color is orange. Well, giving them an orange dinner is a great way to get them to eat their veggies, right? Will they even realize how nutritious these are?
I love black beans for my protein, but again, go with what your family will eat the best. Maybe pinto or white beans are preferable and either of those will work perfectly swapped out here.
Top it all off with a little drizzle of sour cream and maybe a sprinkling of fresh cilantro and you can call this dinner. I absolutely love these complete meals from the slow cooker. Fills everyone up with good nutritious food but takes me very little effort. Just can’t go wrong with a recipe like that!
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are a colorful and delicious way to eat healthy this summer and year round! Get your kids to eat their veggies with this fun recipe that is like nature's meal bowl!
- 4 large bell peppers , any color
- 15 oz can black beans , drained and rinsed
- 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 cup Minute Rice Premium
- 3 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup water in slow cooker
- 1 cup shredded cheese blend
Wash peppers, cut off tops and remove ribs and seeds
In a bowl, mix together beans, tomatoes, rice, seasonings and 1/2 cup water until well combined
Stuff into peppers until they are filled to the top
Add the other 1/2 cup water to bottom of slow cooker
Carefully place peppers into slow cooker, filling side up
Top evenly with cheese
Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6 until peppers are tender and rice is cooked
You will need at least a 5 quart slow cooker in order to fit 4 stuffed peppers
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