Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe

slow cooker stuffed peppers
I bumped five other recipes to post this one.

I’m not trying to be dramatic, just honest.

I’ve been slow cooking this entire month and I’m amazed every time what can be made in the slow cooker. Chili, soup, yes, that we know. But Stuffed Peppers?
If you are Middle Eastern, or my mother-in-law, I already know this is not an authentic stuffed pepper recipe. No need to email me and tell me how far off from authentic it is. I’ll be the first to admit it. This is modified and the bottom line, it tastes good. Isn’t that all that matters anyways?
Great stockpile recipe when you get peppers on sale!

I use red, orange and yellow…because they look pretty. No, really, that’s why. The taste is not much different between the peppers. Green is usually the cheapest, and will work just as well.

slow cooker stuffed peppers

The kind folks at Hamilton Beach heard about my 30 days of Slow Cooking and wanted to help out. They gifted me two awesome slow cookers to help my efforts!

Rocks, right?

I’ve had my old Hamilton Beach for almost 8 years, and wow have slow cookers come a LONG way! The one I used for my stuffed peppers is this 3-in-1.

Genius, truly. See how it comes with three bowls? It’s a 2 qt. 4 qt. and 6 qt. all in one! No more having to buy three ┬áseparate slow cookers to get the right size.
slow cooker stuffed peppers
The 4 quart worked great. You want the peppers to be semi-stuffed or they will fall in cooking and all the stuffing will come out. I barely added water. So much liquid is released in cooking, so no worries!

This recipe is adapted from HERE.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers


  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/3 cup water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cut tops off peppers and clean seeds from inside. Keep tops.
  2. Mix all ingredients together, except peppers and water.
  3. Place peppers in slow cooker, before stuffing them.
  4. Stuff peppers with as much meat/rice mixture as possible. Place tops back on.
  5. Pour water around base of peppers. Cook on low 6-7 hours.If you want your peppers crunchier, check them around 5-6 hours.


Disclosure: Hamilton Beach graciously gifted me the slow cooker. I was not obligated to blog about it, but my mother taught me to show gratitude. :)

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  1. I love this idea! My husband wouldn't eat it (he's allergic to healthy food, I swear), but I bet I could adapt it for my daughter who is vegetarian. Thanks!

  2. Mmm this sounds great. I’m Vegan and I already know I could alter this. I love how you added ketchup, I’ve never heard that before.

  3. It never would have entered my mind to cook stuffed peppers in a crockpot. So glad I saw this. I am so tired of the same ole same ole. I am so burnt out on food right now. So this will be fun to try and taste. Thank you. And please keep them coming :)

  4. Wow, I can do this recipe!Not only is it easy but it has “basic” ingredients so my picky eater might eat this too!

  5. I never knew I could make peppers like this using stuff I already have. Now, I need to win a crock pot, so I can make them!

  6. I made these tonight and they turned out soooo yummy!!

  7. Have to give this a try! Looks good!

  8. What a great way to make stuffed peppers. In a few months are garden will be overflowing with peppers and I can’t wait to make this recipe. Thanks for sharing…….

  9. Today is a great day in the Midwest to make this. So warm and comforting, just the thing for this snowy weather!

  10. Can’t wait to try these! I have been looking for a stuffed pepper recipe! A recipe for the crockpot is just a bonus:) The only question I have is, do you put the ground beef in raw? I’m assuming you do just seems weird! Lol! Thanks for sharing!!

  11. I would like to try this recipe. It sounds easy. Do you have to cook it on low? or can you cook it on high?

  12. I’m slowly learning to embrace the beauty of a slow cooker and considering how much effort my recipe for stuffed peppers is, I am enthusiastic to try this one! Pinning it for reference!

  13. These look so good – I haven’t tried to use the slow cooker for stuffed peppers. What a great idea!

  14. Silly question, but do you stuff it with cooked meat or raw?

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