Bean and Rice Stuffed Red Bell Peppers - Crock Pot

Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Delicious and simple, make-ahead vegetarian meal. This was made for our Father's Day dinner this year. My father LOVES stuffed peppers, so my mother made this meatless version so I could eat them too! Cook time depends on the heat level setting of your crock pot.


  1. Remove the tops, membranes and seeds from the red peppers.
  2. Stir together rice, chili, and 1/2 of the cheese.
  3. Spoon into the peppers.
  4. Pour the diced tomatoes and juice into a 5-6 quart crock pot.
  5. Placed stuffed peppers filled side up into crock pot.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or high for 3 hours.
  7. Scoop out peppers to a serving plate, spoon tomato sauce from the bottom of the crock pot over the peppers, and top with remaining grated cheese.
  8. Serve with sour cream.


Most Helpful

These were really tasty and smelled amazing in the oven (I didn't use a crockpot). I used Original Rotel tomatoes and they were too spicy for my young son, so next time I'll look for mild. I doubled the recipe and filled six medium-large peppers. I used a cheddar-jack cheese, but in the future will use all cheddar b/c I couldn't taste the cheese all that much. I'll definitely be making this again with those slight modifications. Thanks for a keeper!

KissKiss November 22, 2011

Didn't have enough filling so I added a can of black beans (rinsed), another 1/2 cup or so of rice and 1/2 cup of salsa. Used a Southwest style vegetarian chili. We like our peppers really, really filled! One of our favorites.

samanthassj February 06, 2011

Very good but I only had enough filling for 4 peppers -- maybe I overfilled them! I also added some cooked ham to the crockpot for the meat eaters. Thanks for sharing!

ellie_ July 23, 2009

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