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Slow Cooker Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal


  • slow cooker


  • 6 tri-color peppers, tops cut off and seeded
  • 1 lb ground turkey (or extra lean ground beef), uncooked
  • 8.8 oz pkg Spanish style ready rice
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese, plus more for topping
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • optional toppings: cilantro, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese, salsa and avocado


  • In a large bowl combine uncooked ground turkey, rice, beans, corn, enchilada sauce, cheese, chili powder, cumin, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  • Place filling into the cavity of each pepper.
  • Spray the bottom of a slow cooker with cooking spray and add ½ cup water to cover the bottom.
  • Carefully add peppers to slow cooker in a standing fashion.
  • Cover and cook on low 4-6 hours or on high 2-3 hours.
  • Serve with desired toppings.


Calories: 406kcal