Recipe by Brynie Greisman

Unstuffed Peppers

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
8 Servings


- Gluten - Soy
3 Hours, 20 Minutes

No Diets specified

I really like stuffed peppers, but I wanted a somewhat updated version of them that would appeal to all ages. Hence this recipe was born. I like making it with chopped turkey so it’s somewhat leaner and healthier. It smells really, really good and homey as it’s cooking. Tastes so, too!


Unstuffed Peppers

  • 1 medium–large onion

  • 2 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 1 large red pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium yellow pepper, chopped

  • 1/2 an orange pepper or 2 mini peppers, diced

  • 1 pound (450 grams) ground meat or turkey (or veal)

  • 1 (14-ounce/400-gram) can crushed tomatoes

  • 1 (15-ounce/425-gram) can Gefen Tomato Sauce

  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 1 cube beef bouillon, dissolved in 1 and 1/2 cups boiling water

  • 1 teaspoon Glicks Soy Sauce

  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar, or to taste

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • pinch cayenne pepper


Prepare the Peppers


Turn slow cooker to high. Spray bottom and sides with cooking spray. Place all veggies in slow cooker and cook for approximately half an hour, stirring often. They should start to soften and smell fragrant.


Add meat and continue cooking for 20 minutes, mixing until it changes colors, breaking it up so it cooks evenly. (This can be done the night before. Refrigerate until continuing to cook.) Add the rest of the ingredients and mix all together well.


Cover and cook on high for two and a half hours, or on low for approximately five. Serve over rice.


Feel free to add seasoning of your choice such as basil, oregano, parsley, etc. for added flavor.


Photography: Hudi Greenberger Styling: Janine Kalesis

Unstuffed Peppers

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Michal Cohen
Michal Cohen
6 years ago

Rice Do u put the rice from the ingredients in the crockpot? Or is it the rice you serve it with after the dish is cooked

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Reply to  Michal Cohen
6 years ago

Stuffed peppers has rice, so this goes into the recipe. Be sure to make rice to serve separately. Enjoy.