Easy slow-cooked stuffed peppers get a delightful Southwestern twist when filled with rice and beans and topped with Monterey Jack cheese. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • Remove tops, membranes and seeds from 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 (see Tip). Place peppers, filled-side up, in cooker.

  • Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 6 1/2 hours or on High 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.


Tip: for easy cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

304 calories; 5.7 g total fat; 2.7 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 523 mg sodium. 283 mg potassium; 48.7 g carbohydrates; 10 g fiber; 17 g sugar; 13.3 g protein; 741 IU vitamin a iu; 114 mg vitamin c; 68 mcg folate; 205 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 23 mg magnesium;