Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Summary: Add a little color to the dinner table! Try these bell peppers stuffed with savory Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage, rice and Parmesan cheese, smothered in a tasty tomato sauce.

What You Need:

  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Pork Sausage
  • 1½ cups cooked long-grain white rice
  • 1½ cups salsa, divided
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 red, yellow or green bell peppers

Instructions:

  1. Combine sausage, rice, 1 cup of the salsa and 1 cup of the cheese and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Remove tops from bell peppers; discard tops, seeds and membranes. If necessary, cut thin slice from bottom of each pepper so it can stand upright. Stuff peppers with sausage mixture.
  3. Spray a 5 to 6 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Pour remaining ½ cup salsa into bottom of slow cooker. Stand peppers upright in cooker; cover. Cook on low setting for 4-5 hours or until peppers are tender.
  4. Remove cover; sprinkle tops with ½ cup remaining cheese. Cover; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Carefully lift out peppers with slotted spoon using tongs support peppers.
Variation: Oven Variation: Preheat oven to 350°F. Pour salsa into the bottom of a 13×9-inch greased baking dish. Stand peppers in baking dish. Cover. Bake 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Cooking time (duration): Prep Time: 20 min, Total Time: 1 hour 10 min
Number of servings (yield): 4 servings
Category: Dinnertime
Submitted by: Jimmy Dean

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