Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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My favorite kitchen appliance is the slow-cooker, and I use mine more than anyone else I know. It does a great job with this good-for-you dish. —Michelle Gurnsey, Lincoln, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 medium sweet red peppers
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup uncooked converted long grain rice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 stuffed pepper (calculated without sour cream): 317 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Cut and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. In a large bowl, mix beans, cheese, salsa, onion, corn, rice, chili powder and cumin; spoon into peppers. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through. If desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers in Healthy Cooking December/January 2010, p43

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michelehowie 243912
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"This has to be my favorite recipe. Easy to make, The next day leftovers are awesome too."

Meems53 243788
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This was an on the fly, let's see what I have in the pantry because I'm snowed in kinda deal for me that turned out very good.

I didn't have whole peppers but had chopped mixed red, yellow and orange in the freezer from my over abundance this past fall so I used them. Also didn't have pepper jack cheese but substituted Colby Jack and some chopped jalapenos.
I had all the other ingredients and also added 1 can of Ro-tel diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro just because I always add tomatoes to my stuffed peppers.
In place of sour cream I used fat free plain Greek yogurt."

Carole22 241193
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"First time I made this, I cooked rice separately and was good. Second time I added 1/4 cup diced tomatoes to uncooked rice. Worked great."

Ilovematty 239969
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"Good, but better the second day. I added a tablespoon of water to each pepper to make sure the rice cooked properly. No rice issues."

noseitch 224467
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Great flavor"

jmkasprak 223055
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"What a fantastic way to make stuffed peppers that come out so tender and delicious. I used brown rice, which wasn't quite done when we were ready to eat, so I spooned some of the liquid from the bottom of the crock pot into the peppers. After another half hour or so, they were perfect. We enjoyed the tex-mex flavors, and I will use this method for my other stuffed pepper recipes in the future."

Lowcalmama 217592
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

"My hubby and I love these! So easy to make and so yummy! Great with sour cream! I cooked the rice before I stuffed the peppers!"

ginnysmom 217024
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2015

"What is "Converted Rice"? I usually use the original rice that comes in a plastic bag and takes about 40-45 mins. to cook. Is "converted" rice the fast cooking kind that comes in a box and cooks in about 5-10 min? Or, can I use original white or brown rice? I'm rating this only because it's the only way to submit this question....I can't figure out any other way to get my question answered through Taste of Home. This recipe does sound delicious and I do plan to try it if I can get my question answered."

speclk36 216220
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2014

"I used quinoa instead of rice and added jalapeno peppers (just a few slices) to add great flavor. Used orange peppers also since they were cheaper. Yummy!!!!"

moxiewoman 108120
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2014

"I first made this at home and loved it. The next time I didn't stuff the peppers, but instead added two chopped red peppers to the mix. My pot luck group loved it, vegetarians and meat-eaters alike."

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