Hey Glammies! I couldn't tell you the last time I used my stove. It seriously has been that long. I am obsessed with my crock pot. OBSESSED. I would tell you that my love for the crock pot is due to it being a healthy way to cook food since it allows the food to preserves it's nutrients, but that would be a lie. The truth is, I'm just lazy. I hate having to stand over the stove to monitor my food, and I hate cooking multiple dishes even more. So, anything that allows for me to just dump all the ingredients into a pot and forget about it is right up my alley. When I got a crock pot stuffed peppers recipe from a family friend, I had to try it out! I had to tweak a few of the steps, but let me tell you that this dish was everything. It was also budget friendly. Read on to learn how to re-make this crock pot classic!
1) 1 lb lean meat
- Vegetarian alternative meat
2) 5 Bell Peppers *color doesn't matter. I used green
3) 3 tsp. of chopped Cilantro
4) 1 cup of chopped white onion
5) 1 McCormick Chipotle Taco seasoning packet
6) 1 1/2 Cups of cooked rice (Brown or white)
7) Table Salt
8) Black Pepper
Optional: Cheese of choice & Sour Cream * It will be used for garnish later on
1) Cut the tops off of the bell peppers
2) Remove the insides in their entirety
3) Combine all of the ingredients (not including the peppers, cheese, or sour cream) into a large bowl
4) Mix ingredients
5) Fill crock pot with 1 1/2 inch of water
6) Stuff the peppers with the mixture
7) Strategically placed stuffed peppers in an upright position in the crock pot
8) Place the crock pot lid on the pot
9) Cook on low for 6 hours or on High heat for 4 hours
10) Remove the peppers
11) Top with cheese and sour cream (if you'd like)
Vegan & Vegetarians: My meat/ dairy free Glammies can check out Morningstar Farms and Boca for great meat alternatives. You also can substitute quinoa for meat in this mixture.
Low Fat Alternative: You can substitute quinoa for rice or use a rice that is whole grain, low in fat, and sodium.
Make it spicy: Add 1 tbs. of that classic Frank's hot sauce to the mix if you want a little extra heat in your peppers!