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fiesta stuffed peppers made in the slow cooker

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jane Whittaker
Massena (now in FL), NY

I really didn't know what to call these but we like the southwestern flavors and spicy food, so fiesta it was. Included is suggestions to tame it down a little if you don't like really spicy food. I had a crew of men in my kitchen this AM so I just took pict of the finished pepper and not the steps.

(1 rating)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 8 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For fiesta stuffed peppers made in the slow cooker

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/3 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 10 oz
    can rotel with habeneros or just rotel, or eliminate all together if you don't like spicy
  • 4 1/2 oz
    can green chilis
  • 1/2 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 lg
    bell peppers, we like green, but any color is nice
  • 15 oz
    can tomato sauce
  • 4 to 8 slice
    1 ounce slices or more, chipolte cheese, any flavor. monteray jack would be a nice option and not so spicy

How To Make fiesta stuffed peppers made in the slow cooker

  • 1
    In a bowl combine the first 10 ingredients using half the rotel and reserving the other half.
  • 2
    If your peppers don't want to stand up, take a sharp knife and shave a little off the bottom. If you oops cut off too much and have a hole, don't fret. Take one of the pieces that you cut off and use it to close up the hole.
  • 3
    Fill each pepper with desired amount of filling.
  • 4
    Mix the reserved rotel and tomato sauce and pour over the filled peppers. This will make the tastiest sauce.
  • 5
    Turn on slow cooker to low and cook for 8 hours.
  • 6
    A few minutes before eating, put a slice of cheese or two on each pepper and allow to melt.

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