Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Low and slow proved to be the perfect path to tender peppers. The filling was another story.
Why This Recipe Works
Try cooking a stuffed pepper in a slow cooker, and chances are you’ll get a mealy, slumped pepper that spills its soggy, bland rice filling. Our first plan of attack was to amp up the flavor. Adding a bold tomato sauce to the slow cooker seasoned the peppers as they cooked, and stirring a small amount of the sauce into the filling provided an additional punch of flavor. As for the rice, Arborio, our go-to for risotto, turned creamy, not mushy, in the filling, unlike spindly long-grain.