Thursday, August 7, 2014

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Summer is coming to an end and I'm sad about that.  It's time to kick things into gear and get organized for a busy schedule, getting home later, homework and extracurricular activities again. One way I like to prepare is once a month freezer cooking.  If you are not familiar with once a month freeze cooking it is when you take one or two days and prepare enough freezer meals to feed the family for a month.  I know the first time I heard about it I thought No Way. It really is very doable though and once you are into a routine its fairly easy to do and keep your freezer well stocked.  The slow cooker stuffed pepper recipe is super easy to make and very freezable.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

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What you Need: 
  • Bell peppers
  • Italian sausage
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • onion diced
  • white rice cooked
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  • corn (optional)
  • 1/4 cup of water
What You Do: 

  1. Cut off the tops of your bell peppers and get the guts out of them. 
  2. Brown your Italian sausage and onion in a frying pan.  When done drain grease in strainer.
  3. On top of stove cook 1 cup of white rice as you would normally prepare rice. Strain when done. 
  4. Add rice, sausage mix and diced tomatoes and cheese to frying pan and give a good stir. The cheese will begin to melt. 
  5. Scoop with an ice cream scoop into bell peppers. 
  6. Place bell peppers into the bottom of a slow cooker filled with 1/4 cup of hot water.  Cook on low 4-6 hours. Once your peppers are cooked they are ready to eat.
 2 Ways To Freeze Peppers: 

 Now you can prepare your peppers for the freezer two different ways. You can cook them all the way and    then freeze them until ready to be reheated.  You can also freeze them ahead of time before cooking.  Just stuff your pepper shells and place in a freezer bag or freezer safe dish.  When you are ready to cook them take them out of the freezer and put them in your slow cooker . Cook on low 4-6 hours. You might also like this stuffed pepper recipe. It is made with chicken.

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