Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
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Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Recipes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Servings: 4  Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey (>92% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 ½ cups cooked wild rice
  • 2 tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 2 tbsp. cumin or Taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 cup low-fat shredded cheese
  • ½ tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste (about 1 tsp. each)
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)



  • Cut off the top of each bell pepper and set aside. Remove seeds and ribs from inside of peppers.
  • In a medium pan, add diced onion, jalapeno (optional), and 1 tsp. olive oil. Cook over medium heat until translucent.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine raw ground beef, cooked wild rice, cooked onion/jalapeno mixture, cilantro, tomato, salsa, cheese, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  • Mix until all ingredients are evenly combined.
  • Spoon mixture into each pepper until you reach the brim, and then finish by adding the bell pepper top (previously set aside). Sprinkle a small amount of cheese and cilantro into bell pepper top as a garnish.
  • Lightly coat the slow cooker with thin layer of butter. Place peppers in slow cooker top facing up. Cover bottom of the slow cooker with 1 cup of either water or chicken broth.
  • Cook in slow cooker on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours.