It’s no secret that some of my favorite recipes on the blog are crockpot recipes. Since I started my journey into cooking and then Paleo, the crockpot has been my go to tool that is easy to master and always delivers. There was a point where I owned 7 crockpots at once, then I got engaged and couldn’t have all my bachelor toys anymore. We only have 4 now. I seriously love crockpot recipes so much I had an infographic made and built a dedicated page to crockpots. These crockpot stuffed peppers are one of my favorites so I hope you enjoy.
Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
When it comes to cooking, these crockpot stuffed peppers are about as easy as they come. Use your food processor to chop up all your veggies, combine with your meat, stuff the peppers and walk away. There are so many different ways to make this recipe as well. I used ground beef but you could use turkey, chicken, pork, venison, bison or anything else you can think of. I wonder if we could make just bacon stuffed peppers?
I seriously did not know that. My mind is blown right now. Want to know another random fact?
With all these pepper discoveries, I will share a few more facts about bell peppers so you can stump your friends in trivia.
Facts about Bell Peppers
In case you are hungry, you can skip this and get right to cooking these crockpot stuffed peppers. Actually, you can start this recipe and then come back and get educated on the food you are going to devour soon.
- Peppers are actually fruits because they are produced from a flowering plant and contain seeds – most people think of them as vegetables
- Red, orange, and yellow bell peppers are actually very ripe green bell peppers
- Red bell peppers are sweeter than green ones because bell peppers sweeten as they ripen
- Green bell peppers are the most popular type of pepper in the United States
- Red bell peppers have more than twice the vitamin C of a green pepper
- Bell peppers are a good source of Vitamin A
- The scientific name for bell peppers is Capsicum annum
- Capsicums are what peppers are called in Australia
What is your favorite way to eat bell peppers? Leave me a comment below with some new things for me to try.
I always want to make sure we don’t waste our food. We created a storage guide for produce to help you keep your food fresh as long as possible. In this case, store your bell peppers inside the refrigerator in a plastic bag for 3-4 days.
Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers
- 4 bell peppers
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1/2 head of cauliflower
- 1 onion diced
- 1 carrot diced
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 1/4 cup homemade italian seasoning blend equal parts marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup beef stock
- Pulse your cauliflower, onion, carrots, and garlic in the food processor to blend as fine as possible. Do it seperately if your food processor isn't large enough. If you don't own one you can dice everything as small as possible by hand
- Cut the tops off of your peppers, keeping them intact and clean the seeds out
- Mix your vegetables in a mixing bowl with your meat, tomato paste, seasonings and salt and pepper
- Once all ingredients are combined well, spoon the mixture into your peppers and level off at the top of the pepper
- Place the peppers in your crock pot and put the tops of the peppers on them
- Pour your liquid in the bottom of the crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours
I added celery and some red wine vinegar, and stuffed acorn squash instead of peppers. WOW!! Kids loved it, and the roasted meatballs (leftover mixture) fell apart but were a huge hit anyway!
Can I prep the peppers (stuff them) and stick them in the fridge on a Tuesday morning to pop in the slow cooker on Wednesday for dinner?
Thanks in advance!
What do you do with the extra mixture if you have any? I have about 1.5 cups extra, can you just out it in the crock pot?
You could save it for later, stuff another pepper, or yes, you could just put it in the crock pot too.
Great recipe which I will definitely try out this week!
We often use red and yellow peppers – slice a red onion in half crescents, soften in olive oil, add red and yellow peppers sliced in sticks and cook until softened, turn up heat and add 15ml red wine vinegar and cook for a minute with a teaspoon or so of dried tarragon, add a tablespoon of oil to make dressing, heat through for a minute and serve with pork steak and (if needed) sweet potato mash. Bit more work involved than crock pot recipe but done in maybe 20 mins. The peppers work great if cooked real slow until really soft then cool and use in a salad box the next day.
More crockpot meals please ! I’m single and need to batch cook on weekends then a crock pot or two during the week to eat food at it’s freshest and to reduce waste of good food. This was a keeper.
I am working on it, thanks for commenting
As a single mother of 3 I love crockpot ideas! We used to eat stuffed peppers before my son’s allergies required the Paleo diet. I am excited to try these tonight and bring back and old favorite with a healthier twist. Thanks so much for the recipe!
You are so welcome Caryn. I hope you love them
How much liquid bottom of slow cooker
Is the italian blend seasoning, fresh or dry? A quarter cup of Dry seasoning?
Just wondering… You say bell peppers are actually a fruit because it comes from a flowering plant and has seeds. By those standards wouldn’t that make cucumbers and squash also a fruit?
They are different for each vegetable/fruit. I don’t make the rules, I just research them
Love making these my own self. For my own suggestion, instead of using beef stock to cook them in, try using tomato soup. I just buy those ‘Cup O’ Soup’ packets (sans croutons, of course) since they make the perfect amount without having to waste any, and the tomato flavor really adds a lot to the meal, I find!
do you have the recipe for the Italian seasoning blend? The link isn’t working and I would love to make these!! They look amazing
I am fixing that now, the blend is easy. It is equal parts of marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil
Do I have to brown the meat before I put it in the crockpot? Or do I just put it in there right out of the package? Thanks!
I put it right in but you can brown for flavor
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Slowly learning how to cook and eat paleo and this sounds like a great recipe to try! Thank you!
You are so welcome, enjoy
I was wondering-could I use ground turkey instead of beef? I just recently started eating meat again after a year of being veggie and beef still isn’t great on my stomach. But I really want to make these!!!
Definitely. You can use any kind of ground meat that you’d like!
Is it okay to use broth instead of stock?
Yes it is
I’ll be using this as a stuffing for stuffed cabbage! Looks great!
Oh that is a great idea
Hi, I was linked to your recipe from hollywouldifshecould and I made these, baking for an hour at 350 and they turned out delicious! will definitely be making these more frequently and will try them in a crock pot when I plan things better.
Awesome so glad you enjoyed
Do you think I could just blend it all together tonight and put in the fridge and fill peppers in the moring??
You sure can
Hi, Can you tell me what the Homemade Italian Seasoning Blend is? Is this something you make yourself, if so what with? Or can you buy off the shelf? Thank you
Yes you can buy any store bought seasonings already done
Made these tonight. Awesome! Takes a little bit of gentle handling getting them out of the crock, but nothing a slotted spoon couldn`t handle. I had some extra meat after I stuffed them and I fried that up and had it for lunch :) Great recipe!
Awesome. So glad you enjoyed Patty
This sounds delicious!! I can’t wait to bust out the crockpot this weekend.
I hope you love them and awesome transformation pictures on your website :)
These are in my crockpot as we “speak”.
Woohoo, just be careful taking them out, they are delicate but still taste great :)
Do you have a pic of the finished dish? I never know if mine comes out right if there’s not a pic of the finished dish. I’m cooking this in the crockpot right now while I’m at work. My daughters came home from school and said it smells really good. They sent a pic of the food in the crockpot to me and it looks real “watery”. I’d love to see what your finished product looks like.
Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes!! My husband and twin 16 yr old football linemen both over 6′ tall, love the crockpot wings!
Leanne I haven’t made this in forever and I don’t have a final picture. I know it is watery which is due to the peppers, the moisture trapped under the lid, and the beef. I remember having that too but just removed them and served them. It’s all about flavor with this dish. Nothing pretty haha
So I tried this recipe using ground venison. Stuffing tasted amazing. I used two yellow peppers, one red, and one green. Cooked on low for 6 hours. The red pepper tasted great, but the green and yellows were terribly bitter! Any feedback?
Hmmm I have never had my peppers turn bitter. That is a new one by me?????
I am doing these tomorrow. you’re so amazing.
Your awesome Cavemomma, wish we talked more :(
I ran out of time to prep these this morning for the crockpot, so instead I just sauteed the veggies, browned the ground turkey, mixed it all together along with the spices and stuffed the peppers. Then I put them in the oven at 400 for about 30 minutes. DELICIOUS!
Oh thats a good idea, so glad you liked them anyways :)
I have this cooking in the crock pot right now, and it smells sooo good that I’m pretty sure we should get married. JK I don’t believe in marriage, but we should at least live together so I can be your recipe guinea pig. Just sayin.
Haha I will keep that in mind, let me know how you like them when they are done
They are seriously delish! Although, I think I overcooked them, as I only had 3 peppers, but they are still the bomb.com. Aaaaand I may or may not have eaten ALL of the extra beef mixture over the course of the day as well. Oops.
Oh awesome so glad you liked them. Nothing wrong with eating all the extras :)
Christine that is because depending on the size of the peppers you use etc, feel free to place the extra around if you have it, some people just make more peppers
In the picture it looks like you had left over stuffing and put it around the peppers in the crock pot, but this is not mentioned in the directions . . .
In the crockpot now! Looking forward to them.
Oh Yipee I hope you enjoy
this is in the oven right now!! (did it in the oven…didn't have time for the crock pot… :) ) I had leftover stuffing so I put it in mini bell peppers and put them in the oven for 20 minutes at 350! delish!