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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Hpab161 User ID: 1651955 254983
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"Made this tonight for dinner. I used regular long grain white rice and added a little water to the bottom of the crock pot. I cooked on high for 4 hours. The peppers were very tender and the filling was delicious. Definitely a keeper!"

michelehowie User ID: 8682333 243912
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

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

Meems53 User ID: 8764945 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 User ID: 3731905 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 User ID: 8607813 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 User ID: 1686885 224467
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2015

"Great flavor"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 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 User ID: 7448511 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 User ID: 7480463 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 User ID: 8187609 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!!!!"

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