Tuesday, February 11, 2014

crack of the week: slow cooker stuffed peppers

I made these stuffed peppers last week and they were so delicious.
I had all of the ingredients on hand, they were healthy, and they were surprisingly very filling. 
The prep took no time at all, only about 10 or 15 minutes, and the best part of the slow cooker is how the amazing smells continue to fill the kitchen.  
 
Slow Cooker Greek Stuffed Peppers

  • 4 large bell peppers
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup crumbled feta (4 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup couscous (**I used quinoa instead) 
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts separated, thinly sliced
  • garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

COOK'S NOTE

To make in the oven: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In step 2, use a 5-quart Dutch oven or ovenproof pot with a tight-fitting lid; add 1 cup water. Cover; bake until peppers are tender, about 1 hour. Proceed with step 3.

DIRECTIONS

  1. STEP 1

    Slice a very thin layer from the base of each bell pepper so they sit flat. Slice off tops just below stem. Discard stems; chop tops, and place in a medium bowl. Remove ribs and seeds from peppers.
  2. STEP 2

    Add beans, feta, couscous, scallion whites, garlic, and oregano to bowl. Season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. Stuff peppers with bean mixture; place upright in slow cooker. Cover; cook on high, 4 hours.
  3. STEP 3

    Sprinkle peppers with scallion greens; serve with lemon wedges.


my award winning food photography below :) 

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7 comments:

  1. Ohh thank you!! My husband has been asking for a stuffed pepper recipe.

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  2. I love stuffed peppers and this looks delicious - especially the feta!!

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  3. YUM. I made almost the same thing last night, sans peppers. Next time I'll mix it up with this recipe for sure.

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  4. Did you cook your quinoa first or were you able to just put it straight from box into pepper?? Would love to make this!
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    1. I cooked the quinoa first in my rice cooker - I think it has to be cooked prior :)

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  5. Totally going to try these. Thanks!

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