Another Pinterest recipe find! I already loved meal planning, but Pinterest makes it so much easier guys. I altered the original recipe by making it a crock pot recipe. The original recipe didn’t call for blanching the peppers, which I know from stuffed pepper experience that you must do if you are just oven baking them. So if you want to use the original recipe and skip the crock pot, be sure to blanch (bring whole peppers with tops cut off and seeds removed to a boil in water so they will be soft and easy to cut when eating). Slow cooking them in the crock pot means no blanching, the slow cooking method makes the peppers perfectly tender.
- 3 1/2 large green bell peppers
- 12 slices of deli roast beef
- 12 slices of provolone cheese
- 1 onion sliced
- 8 oz sliced button mushrooms (I got the pre-sliced ones from Sam’s!)
- 2 tablespoons low fat butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- salt and pepper
Slice onions and mushrooms (if not pre-sliced). Cut the tops off of the 3 peppers you’ll be stuffing. Dice the other 1/2 pepper and the pepper tops. Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute sliced onions, mushrooms, garlic, and diced peppers over medium heat until onions start to caramelize Salt and pepper to taste.
Slice roast beef and add to the mushroom/pepper/onion mixture. Slide the 3 remaining bell peppers in half length wise, removing seeds and ribs. Line peppers halves in the bottom of crock pot. Push one slice of cheese into each.
Spoon beef/onion/pepper/mushroom mixture into each pepper half. Fill to the top and then over fill with the remaining yummy mixture because it’s sooo good and you don’t want to waste it! Cover and cook in crock pot for 3 hours on high or 5 hours on low. 20 – 30 minutes before serving cover each pepper with the other slice of cheese. Allow it to get melty and perfect.
If you want a prettier presentation, you can carefully transfer them to a cast iron skillet with tongs and put them in the oven on broil for a few minutes to brown the cheese. They are perfectly fine without that step, I’m just currently obsessed with my cast iron skillet and serving anything and everything in it.
These are so tender, yummy, and a perfect Philly Cheesesteak fix! I couldn’t eat a whole pepper, I ate one half and half of another. But with good sides you could really just eat one half! So this recipe with great sides would feed 6. For boys or super hungry people it would feed 4-5.