Fiesta Stuffed Peppers made in the Slow Cooker

Jane Whittaker


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 vote

20 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1/3 c
    long grain rice, uncooked
  • 1/2 small
    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 large
    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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Fiesta Stuffed Peppers made in the Slow Cooker

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

Show 26 Comments & Reviews

A School Week's Worth Of Back To School Dinner Ideas Recipe

A School Week's Worth of Back to School Dinner Ideas

Kitchen Crew

It's that time of year that parents love and hate at the same time... back-to-school. I remember the days of getting back on a morning schedule, heading to the bus...

22 A+ Back-to-school Recipes

22 A+ Back-To-School Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

It's time to go back, back, back to school again! Check out these quick and easy dinner recipes that the entire family (yes, we said entire family...even the picky eaters)...

27 Easy Camping Recipes

27 Easy Camping Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Getting ready for a weekend camping trip? Here are 27 easy, no-hassle, camping-friendly recipes that everyone will love!