By Hajar Elizabeth on January 03, 2007
Photo by Lynne the Pirate Queen
Photo by Lynne the Pirate Queen
"I began making these about 22 years ago when a friend in nursing school with me used to feed me regularly and everyone loved her stuffed peppers. Prior to that the taste of a cooked green pepper made me RUN! I have, over the years, adapted her recipe into something entirely different though very loveable! You can use red peppers as well though my favorite is green. These are a comfort staple for me and very nutritious. They are wonderful to make and freeze as well. The chili sauce called for is the regular bottled type used often to make cocktail meatballs. I am posting this as my mother asked me for my recipe tonight. So mom, just hang on until it is posted! c./2007"
Serving Size: 1 (381 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Excellent even without the chili sauce. I will definately make them again and use the chili sauce next time. I love things that can be made in the crockpot."
"Oh my, these are EXCELLENT, not only because of the taste, but also because they can be made in the crockpot...my #1 kitchen appliance, especially during the hot summer months here in GA. Even my daughter, who hates bell peppers couldn't stop raving about these while she gobbled down two of them!"
"FANTASTIC! I used a whole uncle bens long grain and wild rice box (without the seasoning packet) and instead of the soup, I used canned tomato sauce and I used the recipe for the substitution for chili sauce. My husband said this was his absolutely favorite thing I have ever cooked for him and we have been together for 17 years."
"Very Good! I just realized I didn't review this excellent recipe. I made it back in August with giant peppers from my garden. It was just what I was craving. I didn't have any chili sauce, so I used princess buttercup's Chili Sauce Substitute (recipe #52689). Thanks for posting."
"This is the best stuffed peppers ever! I used red and yellow peppers. Thier great"
"Very easy and very, very good! I did have to make some changes based on what I had on hand: lean ground turkey instead of ground beef; garlic powder instead of fresh garlic; tomato juice instead of soup; and improvised chili sauce (using 'Zaar's substitution guide) since I didn't realize that I was out until I was already in the midst of making these. I threw the whole thing together in the evening, stuck it in the fridge, then started up the crockpot just before leaving for work in the morning. By the time I came home, it was all so tender the peppers were practically melting apart. My fiance and our roommate both loved this, so much so that the roommate is begging me to make this a regular in my cooking routine! Thanks for a keeper of a recipe!"
"These were very good peppers. My family really did enjoy. Thanks for posting."
"Excellent recipe! I filled 4 HUGE peppers and it was perfect! I made as written and I know I will make these again and again! I served with Recipe#87482 topped with shredded Swiss cheese and both hubby and son raved about it! Wonderful and filling! Thanks for sharing! Need I say more?"
"Loved this. The Beau loved it even more and he's the picky one. Since there are only two of us I cut the recipe down a little and made just 4 peppers, using yellow peppers because they were 2-for-a-dollar (I KNOW!!!!). I'm always trying to squeeze one more vegetable into a dish so I grated a carrot into the meat mixture and I added some fennel seed, but that's all that was different. My rice didn't finish cooking so next time I'll use cooked rice, but I would keep everything else the same. I used the lower end of the cooking time because I wanted my peppers to keep their shape and not "melt" as one reviewer put it, so that might be what affected the rice lack of doneness.
I'm not sure I used the intended chili sauce since I hadn't heard of chili sauce for meatballs, but tried shrimp cocktail sauce.... da bomb. I rarely make recipes more than once but this goes in my exception book so I can make again."
"VERY good! I'll be making this recipe a regular menu item at home. Everybody raved over it."
"Fantastic, "old fashion comfort food", just like Mom use to make. Made a few changes because did not have items on hand. Used "recipe #52689" for chili sauce & used 1 can of V-8 juice instead of tomato soup. Also used home canned stewed tomatoes from my garden.
I'm just now making it for the 2nd time, and does it smell good.
God Bless & Merry Christmas!"
"It is a very good recipe that I will make again. However, I did make some modifications. I used brown rice, instead of chili sauce I used can of diced chili tomatoes. The top leftover pepper I chopped up and mixed it with the rest of the ingredients used for stuffing."
"This recipe is awesome! Got rave reviews; definite keeper! Made a few changes to suit our tastes and because it's a rarity for me to not make changes to recipe. So although I changed some things up, the basic recipe enabled me to serve a wonderful dinner :)"
"I loved this!!!!"
"I used instant rice and colored peppers instead. I forgot to get tomatoe soup so I used tomatoe paste. I don't recomend doing that again. I went with the 1/2 cup of chili sauce although it did turn out good I think I should have gone with 3/4 of a cup instead."