Easy Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers

Easy Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers


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This easy crockpot stuffed bell peppers recipe is great smelling, simple and made for even the fussiest of eaters!

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Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 6 green peppers (washed, topped and seeded)
  • 1 Tbs. shortening (i.e. Crisco)
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef (Or 2 lbs)
  • 1 C. cooked rice
  • 1 sm. onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 C. ketchup
  • 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce (w/ or w/o seasoning)

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Heat shortening in skillet and brown beef. Combine meat and next 6 ingredients. Stuff bell peppers. Arrange bell peppers in large crock pot. Can be stacked. Pour tomato sauce over peppers. Cooker on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.

Reviews (27)

  • Many variations of this recipe can be found in Mediterranian kitchen.

    Flag as inappropriate kolaylezzet  |  February 7, 2013

  • I have been looking so long for a good stuffed pepper recipe - finally found it. Was not hard to put together. To make a more healthy version, I used ground turkey, & In place of rice, I used barley. I will use this recipe over and over again.

    Flag as inappropriate moczygemba5  |  August 27, 2012

  • Can't wait to try this one! My husband loves stuffed peppers. I will submit another review after I make this!

    Flag as inappropriate rebelgirl32057  |  August 22, 2012

  • This sounds really good, the only difference with mine is I use barbeque sauce in the meat and mix some with a little water I pour into the pot so the peppers stay moist.

    Flag as inappropriate snjrender  |  April 10, 2010

  • instead of cooking hamberg first i just stuff the pepper with seasoned hamberg and sometimes i even add a package of instant lipton onion mix and i poke a hole in bottom of pepper so they can drain and i cover them with either tomato sauce or spaghetti sauce and i cook them for about 8 hrs

    Reported barb22  |  January 16, 2010

  • i think it was the bomb.

    Reported shelleysonger  |  November 11, 2009

  • This is a awesome flavorful recipe, which just took me such a short time to prepare. To come hoe to a meal such as this is a great feeling instead of fast food.

    Flag as inappropriate Jrwolf  |  September 29, 2009

  • I add tomato soup diluted with a can of beef bullion. This works very well with stuffed cabbage, also.

    Reported sromiti  |  September 14, 2009

  • I never use additional fat when browning ground beef, just don't need any more fat especially the trans fat stuff. Otherwise a nice recipe.

    Flag as inappropriate Willowlady  |  April 22, 2009

  • Not as tasty as my mothers recipe. She used a pressure cooker as well. But this was easy.

    Flag as inappropriate sweetjerky  |  February 1, 2009

  • try using tomatoe soup instead of the sauce. Dilute with can of water

    Reported cawallace321  |  September 30, 2008

  • Made this recipe for my family - tasted great... used 6 qt crock pot and had to rearrrage some of the peppers to finish cooking... made 8 stuffed peppers.. also used colored peppers- beautiful dish!!!!

    Flag as inappropriate NancyD  |  July 20, 2008

  • Gonna try it. Here goes.

    Flag as inappropriate EddieD1954  |  June 1, 2008

  • for cajun delite use boudan stuffing to stuff peppers

    Flag as inappropriate DavidR  |  May 13, 2008

  • Great idea, I'm going to try it!

    Flag as inappropriate ladybuggin1  |  May 5, 2008

  • Just to piggy back on my last entry, I use the ground beef ALONG WITH the Sweet Italian Sausage....YUMMY

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  February 19, 2008

  • This dish is great. But to take the flavor TO THE MAX, I use turkey sweet Italian sausage and layer in mushrooms zuchini and a blend of parmesean, mosserella, and chedder cheeses. Add 1 bay leaf to the center of each bellpepper...And for all all of you spice lovers who want to add even more KICK Use HOT Italian sausage and top with Cayenne pepper...

    Flag as inappropriate [email protected]  |  February 19, 2008

  • Don't forget to use those gorgeous colored bell peppers as well. This dish looks so pretty in yellow and orange peppers!

    Flag as inappropriate Eadsbaker  |  January 3, 2008

  • Easy and delicious. Family loves stuffed peppers but this recipe was the one they loved; thanks! We topped ours off with cheese too!!!

    Flag as inappropriate amysweet01  |  October 15, 2007

  • I have found that adding stewed tomatoes gives this recipe a moist scculant taste and is even healthier. My family prefers this at least.

    Flag as inappropriate Roxik46  |  October 13, 2007

  • I am sure the Crisco was just to prepare the pan so the beef does not stick, Try just using the sprays instead. Love the idea of the bacon! Also, I use tomato soup instead of the sauce just adding 1/2 can of water instead of full can. (my kids perfer the soup taste)

    Flag as inappropriate dugan18643  |  October 11, 2007

  • why do you need shortening to brown the hanburger? It creates it's own grease. I do it without the shortening.

    Flag as inappropriate saltersmary  |  October 10, 2007

  • i add cheese to mine and put a slice of bacon top

    Flag as inappropriate cliftene  |  October 10, 2007

  • I agree with the other, adding garlic, increasing the basil and omitting the crisco. I added 1/4 t. of cinnamon to make it perfect for my family.

    Flag as inappropriate  |  October 10, 2007

  • i tried this dish and it was good , but i love garlic so,i added some to this, it gave it that special taste i personaly like

    Reported gtvitas  |  October 10, 2007

  • Omit Crisco. Enough fat in ground beef to drain off. Use Ground Sirloin.

    Flag as inappropriate nanalois  |  October 10, 2007

  • When adding the Basil, you add 1/2 tsp AND a dash, not just a dash.

    Flag as inappropriate dhernstedt  |  September 7, 2007

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