Stuffed peppers is a one-dish meal. Bell peppers are stuffed with a mixture of meat, rice and fried onions, then simmered in tomato sauce. Any color bell peppers are great for stuffing – you can make stuffed green bell peppers, stuffed red bell peppers, stuffed yellow bell peppers and orange ones too. You can use any kind of ground meat in stuffed peppers, but I like their taste best with ground turkey.
Stuffed peppers recipe can be made with and without the slowcooker. I like to make stuffed peppers in a slowcooker as I don’t like to babysit the simmering pot on the stove 🙂
Ingredients for Stuffed Peppers Recipe:
6 large bell peppers
2 lbs of ground turkey
1 cup of cooked rice (I usually cook it in advance using the rice cooker)
2 medium onions, chopped
1 tbsp oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 tbsp sugar
Directions How To Make Stuffed Peppers Recipe In A Slow Cooker:
Heat the oil on a non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onions, and cook, stirring periodically, for 5 minutes.
Mix the ground turkey, cooked rice, fried onions, salt and pepper. This is the filling for the peppers.
Cut the tops of the bell peppers (reserve those tops). Scoop the seeds out of the peppers with the spoon and discard. Carefully cut out the membranes from the inside of the peppers with a knife, so the peppers are hollow.
Divide the filling into 6 parts, and stuff each pepper with the filling. Place the peppers in a vertical position into the slowcooker. Cover the peppers with their tops (the tops should be like the lids of the stuffed peppers).
In a large bowl, pour the tomato sauce. Then fill the tomato sauce can with water and add that water to the tomato sauce. Add 3 more cans of water. Add the sugar to the tomato sauce and mix. Pour the tomato sauce over the peppers.
Cook in the slow cooker for 4 hours of high or 8 hours on low.
How To Make The Stuffed Peppers Without The Slow Cooker:
After you stuff the peppers with filling, put them in a heavy-bottomed pot instead of the slow cooker. Add tomato sauce, water and sugar mixture. Bring to a boil, then simmer, covered, for 1 hour.