Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Crockpot Stuffed Bell Peppers + Merci Beaucoup!

Here's a family fave that is so easy and is perfect for those busy days. These peppers are bursting with flavor and they are a great way to use up all of those bell peppers from the garden. Enjoy!

6  bell peppers, any color
1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef or pork
1 cup cooked rice
1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp.'s minced garlic
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup  fresh parsley
1 (16 oz.) can chopped tomatoes
2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
Few shakes Tabasco
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce

 Brown ground beef or pork in heavy skillet and drain excess oil. Add tomatoes, onion, and garlic, and parsley, and saute and stir for 10 minutes. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add rice and seasoning,  and mix well.

Stuff bell peppers and arrange them in a large crock pot that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Place tomato sauce in a small bowl and add a few shakes of Tabasco and Worcstershire sauce, and mix well.  Pour tomato sauce over peppers. If desired, add 1 cup of shredded cheese to the peppers in the last 30 minutes of cooking time. Cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

Fab! Serve with a big salad, and my Bacon-Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins. Click here for the recipe.

I am sharing these at ~

 Merci Beaucoup

I'd like to thank all of you who have sent kind wishes and prayers our way, before, during, and after Hurricane Issac. I am happy to say that we have received minimal damage from wind and rain during this storm, so far, here in Lafayette, but Issac is not finished yet!  More rain and wind are predicted for tomorrow, so the situation can change at any time. So please continue to pray for the entire gulf coast. Many thanks in advance and merci beaucoup for stopping by!


Linda Starr said...

Oh those stuffed peppers look good. Is that your back yard at the top? Wow how relaxing looking, hope the storm isn't affecting you.

Rian said...

We love stuffed peppers! Our recipes are similar... except we add toasted pecans.

And we are definitely praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Isaac. Being from New Orleans and speaking recently to family there, it seems that the levees were definitely tested, but there were some unexpected problems that will need to be adressed. Apparently some areas were not as protected as they might have been.

Kat said...

I hope you are still safe with minimal damage. I pray for all of you in the path of Isaac. My brother lives close to the gulf in Mississippi, and my husband's family lives in N.O. Love to you all.

Kat said...

I forgot to tell you, we got a huge catfish on a trot line (ah, the joys of retirement) and it will make many meals, but the first one was catfish Poboys, with your famous sauce. It was delish.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Boy that looks appetizing. Sinfully delicious as usual.

Hope the storm/hurricane passed by without mishaps. I have a feeling that because it is moving so slowly it is deluging the area - hope the flooding is not serious. Thinking and praying.

Eddie Bluelights said...

btw love the new header. Have you moved?

Eddie Bluelights said...

Me again LOL
Crockpot for a Crackpot, eh! LOL

Drick said...

these look exceptional and in a crockpot, how great is that? ... so glad you are okay and little damage to Lafayette but I am so worried for the soaked parishes - so much devastation by water, but I guess it is better than wind from a faster moving, cat 2 or 3, or worse... we have dried out over here, down south, Dauphin Island breached in 2 places cutting the island into 3 parts, and many homes were also mangled with water... take care and have a blessed Labor Day...

Big Dude said...

Your stuffing recipe sounds delicious, but I would not have thought of using the crockpot - Great idea

Susanna Powers said...

Hi Marguerite, I'm glad you're not reporting problems from Isaac. As you know, New Orleans was roughed up but at least the new levee system held up for us here. I hated seeing the flooding elsewhere in southern Louisiana. I have some photos of N.O. Isaac damage on my blog. And we sure did miss eating good food! Take care, sp

Michelle B said...

Glad you made it through ok. My parents are still without power in NO. It's been a full week! Love the idea of using a crockpot for stuffed peppers.

Slice of Southern said...

Oh these look so good! Hope you are having a great weekend and stayed safe from Issac.
Thanks for sharing on Southern Sundays.
Come back soon!