Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

These easy slow cooked stuffed peppers are impressive enough to be a main dish or can be easily served as colorful sides.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings 6 peppers


  • 6 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground beef (Works great with venison too!)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 15 oz canned diced tomatoes with chilis
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Warm a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat then cook beef with cumin until browned and crumbly, 5-7 minutes. Drain grease and transfer to a mixing bowl.
  • Add rice, tomatoes, and Worcestershire sauce to mixing bowl with beef and stir to combine.
  • Cut the top off each bell pepper and set aside. Deseed the peppers if desired. Fill each pepper with 1/6 meat and rice blend, then transfer to slow cooker. Place the tops back on the peppers.
  • Pour water around the base of the bell peppers, then cover and cook on low for 5 1/2 - 7 1/2 hours. Top with cheese and cook 30 minutes more.


If you've got the extra time for chopping, cook 1/4 cup diced onion and 3-4 cloves garlic with the meat for more layers of flavor.