This started out as your basic stuffed peppers but I decided to give it a try in the slow-cooker. This after two days in a row of intending to come home after work and make them for dinner and being too pooped! The crock pot is simmering now, I'll let you know the results later!
6 green pepppers, cleaned and scooped out
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup rice (precooked)
Spaghetti sauce (in our case Ragu because it's gluten free)
Salt, pepper, season to taste. Small diced onion optional.
Mix ground beef with precooked rice, season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic, etc. Mix in diced onion if desired.
Fill each green pepper with meat and rice mixture.
Spray crockpot with nonstick spray and place peppers into it. Top with spaghetti sauce. Pour a few cups of water into the crock pot to prevent burning or drying out.
We doubled the ground beef and rice to make another six large porcupine balls which we threw in with the peppers and topped with sauce.
Cook on low.
Will serve with mashed potatoes (Hungry Jack instant are g/f), green beans and salad. Can't wait to come home and smell the goodness! I'll let you know how this crockpot version turns out.
Update: This was delicious! I put the crockpot on low at 6 a.m. and it cooked until I came home and turned it off shortly before 5 p.m. I'm certain it could cook for a much shorter time. Two thumbs up for crockpot stuffed green peppers!