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 : 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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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

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

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Great flavor"

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