"So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy"
~Colossians 1:10-11

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Stuffed Peppers

This is one of my classic stand-by meals.
I often make it ahead and stick 4 in the freezer and cook 4 that night.
It's very easy to adapt and don't tell my husband, but I often use up leftovers this way...... you can only serve them so many times before they start getting tired of them, but add a little rice and another spice and stick it in a pepper........... TA-DA - new dish! :-)

Stuffed Peppers

4-8 peppers, tops cut off, seeds removed

(I can only get 4 peppers in my crockpot at a time......... and it's just me and my husband and 3 small kids so we usually do one for each adult and the kids all split one and one left for husband's lunch the next day!)

1 pound ground beef, browned
2 cups cooked rice or barley
1 cup corn (usually frozen.....!)
1 can diced tomatoes
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup cheese, grated
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 tsp oregano, basil or cilantro
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin

Mix everything together well and spoon into peppers, I sometimes replace the tops and often don't - chopping the tops and throwing into a salad!
Place in crockpot and cook on low 4-6 hours - till pepper is desired tenderness.
Can place in crockpot frozen........ increase cook time a couple hours.

Like I said, I often make this "cleaning out the refrigerator" - I might mix some sausage gravy, rice and zucchini......... chicken soup trying not to get too much broth......... chicken, rice and brocoli casserole........... the possibilities are endless and make for a wonderful "re-use" of food and the ease of the crockpot! Obviously, please adjust the spices and such to your taste and what combinations of food you are using!

This post is linked to Sarah's Musings "For the love of a Slow Cooker" Carnival

1 comment:

  1. Peppers are one of my husband's favorite vegetables and I'm always buying them at the store for him, figuring that I'll figure out a good recipe for them once I get home! I've never thought to make stuffed peppers in my crockpot, though! This is the perfect clean-out-the fridge recipe and I can't wait to try it. Thank you!

    And thank you also for participating in my carnival!