Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers

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Prep Cook Servings
20 min 4 h 5
Slow Cooker Stuffed Bell Peppers
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2 medium stalk(s) Celery (sliced)
1 medium Yellow onion (diced)
2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
4 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 cup White rice, medium-grain, cooked (and cooled - prepare as per package)
1 can(s) (15oz) Pinto beans, canned (rinsed, drained)
1 cup Frozen yellow corn kernels
1 medium Tomato (diced)
5 medium pepper(s) Red bell pepper
1 chile Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (minced)
1 pinch Salt and pepper
1 tbsp Chili powder
1 1/2 tsp Oregano, dried
2 tsp Cumin
1/2 cup Enchilada sauce, canned
1/2 cup Pepper jack cheese (for topping, optional)


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  2. Add the onion and celery and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds or so, then remove from the heat. 
  4. Stir in the spices. 
  5. Place the rice, beans, corn, tomato, chipotle chili peppers, and onion mixture in a large bowl and stir together. 
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  7. Cut the tops off the bell peppers and remove the seeds and pith. 
  8. Spoon the rice mixture into each of the peppers, packing lightly.  Note: If you want to add cheese, fill a pepper halfway, add some shredded cheese, then fill to the top. 
  9. Do not add cheese on top yet. 
  10. Place the bell peppers in a slow cooker. 
  11. Fill the area around the peppers with about an inch of water, about 2 cups (be careful not to get the water in the peppers) and cook on low for 3.5-4 hours, until they are easily pierced with a fork but still hold their shape.  Note: If you prefer your peppers with a bit of crunch, go for a shorter time. 
  12. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, add cheese on top if you like and cook until melted. 
  13. Remove the peppers from the cooker with tongs. 
  14. Spoon 1-2 Tbsp. enchilada sauce onto the top of each pepper and serve immediately, with more enchilada sauce and optional cheese on the side. 



To make this recipe dairy-free - omit the cheese, you can sprinkle the top with nutritional yeast!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 368
Calories from fat 77
Calories from saturated fat 31
Total Fat 8.6 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.8 g
Cholesterol 14.4 mg
Sodium 573 mg
Potassium 820 mg
Total Carbohydrate 63 g
Dietary Fiber 9.4 g
Sugars 9.2 g
Protein 14.6 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.5
Milk Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 3.5

Energy sources


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