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Sweet Peppers

January 28, 2012

Happy Saturday! It seems like it’s been years since the last one went by. I slept in way too long, but I guess I needed it. Even Frankie let me sleep later than normal. Every time I rolled over and saw the clock, I would check the end of the bed. The big fuzzy butt was either asleep or rolling around on his back purring.

After my favorite Southern breakfast, eggs with cheese grits, I got busy checking over some financial stuff. We are refinancing the house and getting a fantastic interest rate, moving a student loan a new bank (Just say NEVER AGAIN to Sallie Mae), and changing banks. We are putting all 3 things in a new bank and I had to go through several months of statements to make sure I change account numbers when we move everything this week.

After that, a couple of Lifetime movies and a nap demanded my attention. Why do some of those movies just seem so ridiculous? Seriously, if you hear something outside, don’t be the girl who is TSTL—Too Stupid To Live. If you must go outside to investigate, carry a weapon. Preferably one in which you have registration and training and can use many feet away from crazy killer person.

I did my second tempo run for my spring half marathons.  The schedule was a 5k at 85% of my pace. I don’t want to admit how long it took me to figure out how to calculate that pace. I’ve never done any kind of training where I needed to figure out a pace. I just ran until I was done. This new way of training is a definite learning curve but I needed to step up my training. Time to get serious if I’m going to reach some of those finish lines.

I have no idea why they are called sweet peppers. There is nothing sweet about them. I never could figure out what people were talking about when they said peppers are sweet. I just don’t get it. But, whether or not I could taste the sweet, I made a batch of stuffed peppers in the Crock Pot. I’ve never slow cooked them. I saw a recipe for this in a magazine and wanted to see how it worked.


Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 can of petite diced tomatoes, divided
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn, (fresh, frozen, or can)
  • 1/2 cup of cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup of black beans
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup of shredded jack, colby, or sharp cheddar
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt/pepper
  1. In a large pan, brown beef.
  2. Drain tomatoes, RESERVE JUICE. Pour half the tomatoes in the pan with the beef.
  3. Add corn, rice, beans, spices, cilantro, and 1 cup of cheese.
  4. Mix, heat through.
  5. Cut tops off peppers and remove core.
  6. Pack the meat mixture into each pepper.
  7. Pour the remaining tomatoes and juice into the bottom of the crock pot. Place the peppers in the pot. Cook low for 6 hours.
  8. Top with 1/4 cup of cheese. Cover and let melt.


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1 Leah January 31, 2012 at 4:40 pm

Bell Peppers are called “sweet peppers” to differentiate from “hot” peppers. For the same reason there is sweet paprika and hot paprika.

2 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:07 pm

ah. Thank you for the explanation!

3 Danielle Alvarado February 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm

What size can of diced tomatoes do you get? It doesnt state how many ounces…

4 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm

A regular 14-15 oz can, depending in the store and brand. Not the big 28-30 oz cans.

5 Karen I. March 5, 2013 at 4:45 pm

I made this today and it is awesome! I’ve made stuffed peppers for 40 years and love them. This recipe is different, just as easy to prepare and tastes better than mine ever has. Thank you so much for such a great recipe and meal.

6 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Thanks for the feedback! We love this one.

7 Gloria March 26, 2013 at 6:14 pm

Re-pinned this from one of my blog buddies on Pinterest. Thanks for sharing! And good luck with your marathon. 🙂
P.S. I like your post too, with relaxing and napping on a Sat. That’s my kind of day. And I, too, would go outside with a weapon if I heard something, maybe take an axe? LOL! –Sorry if I sound scary… Hey, YOU started it! 😉

8 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:12 pm

thanks, Gloria 🙂 Not scary at all.

9 Paul May 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Awesome recipe.

10 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Hey, Thanks for letting me know!

11 Kendra Bryant August 21, 2013 at 7:20 am

This was easy to make and very tasty! Thank you!

12 Katrina September 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Thanks for letting me know! I’m glad you enjoyed it.

13 Esther March 29, 2014 at 12:08 pm

Making this for supper since I didn’t hav the chili pepper and chipotle powder I used taco seasoning. Thanks for recipe smells delish.

14 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:10 pm

Great suggestion! I hope you liked it 🙂

15 Julie July 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

why is it called sausage stuffed peppers, when it is made with ground beef? Am I missing something? Sounds wonderful either way, was just curious.

16 Katrina July 18, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I’m not sure where you saw Sausage mentioned. It is not in this post.

17 vickie August 17, 2014 at 3:52 pm

unbelievably delicious!! I’ve recently tried using shredded chicken instead of the beef….incredible!!

18 Katrina August 26, 2014 at 5:58 am

Great idea!! I need to try this with some random chicken breasts I have laying around.

19 Jenna December 6, 2014 at 9:54 am

Is the ground beef uncooked?
Also, does it make a difference if the rice is put in uncooked?

20 Katie August 4, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Have you tried this in the oven? If so, what cook temp and how long did you cook it for? I’m attempting it at 375 for 20 min and hoping for the best.

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