Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
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Recipe type: Slow Cooker Entree
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Serves: 4
 
Slow cooker stuffed peppers are a great way to have dinner ready within minutes of returning home after a busy day at work or chauffeuring kids around. Cook's notes. If your slow cooker is smaller, instead of cutting the peppers in half, cut the top off of them, and scoop out the seeds and membranes, then proceed with the recipe. Total Cost of Recipe: $4.25 or $1.07 cents per serving.
Ingredients
  • 4 bell peppers ($1.00)
  • ½ pound ground turkey ($1.26)
  • 1 cup cooked rice, chilled ($0.09)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped ($0.19)
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic ($0.02)
  • 1¼ cup spaghetti sauce, divided ($0.42)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper ($0.02)
  • ½ teaspoon salt ($0.02)
  • 1 egg ($0.11)
  • 2 Tablespoons Parmesan cheese ($0.13)
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese ($0.99)
Instructions
  1. Cut peppers in half vertically. This means cut them in half from the stem end to the bottom.
  2. Remove seeds and membrane from the center of the peppers.
  3. Spray the bottom of your slow cooker with non stick spray.
  4. Arrange peppers in the bottom of your oval shaped slow cooker.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix together ground turkey, cooked rice, chopped onion, granulated garlic, black pepper, salt, egg, parmesan cheese, and ¼ cup spaghetti sauce.
  6. Spoon this meat mixture evenly into the stuffed peppers.
  7. Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce evenly over the peppers.
  8. Turn slow cooker to low and allow peppers to cook for 8 hours or turn to high and allow to cook for 4 hours.
  9. Sprinkle the top each stuffed pepper with 2 tablespoons of shredded mozzarella, and cover the pan.
  10. Allow to cook for 30 minutes longer for cheese to melt.
  11. Serve.
Recipe by Patty Cake's Pantry at http://www.pattycakespantry.com/slow-cooker/slow-cooker-stuffed-peppers/