The Healthy Bite – Chili Bean-Stuffed Peppers

l_R137759This six-ingredient slow cooker meal makes the perfect stress-free dinner. Simply assemble the peppers and let the slow cooker take over.

Makes: 4 servings

Serving size: 1 stuffed pepper

Prep 30 minuntes
Cook 6 hrs (low) or 3 hours (high)

Ingredients

  • 4 small to medium green, red, or yellow sweet peppers
  • 1 cup cooked converted rice
  • 1 15 ounce can chili beans with chili gravy
  • 1 15 ounce can or two 8-ounce cans unsalted tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (3/4 cup)
  • Chili powder (optional)

Directions

Remove tops, membranes, and seeds from sweet peppers. Chop enough tops to make 1/3 cup; set aside. If necessary, cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pepper so they sit flat. In a medium bowl stir together rice and undrained beans; spoon into peppers. Pour tomato sauce into the bottom of a 4-1/2-, 5- or 6-quart slow cooker; stir in reserved chopped pepper and onion. Place peppers, filled side up, in cooker.

Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 6-1/2 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

To serve, transfer peppers to serving plate and cut in half, if desired. Spoon tomato sauce over peppers and sprinkle with cheese and, if desired, chili powder.