Ground Beef Caprese Stuffed Peppers with Cheesy Garlic Bread
slow cooker meal
Prep & Cook Time:60+ min.
Cook Within:5 days
Spice Level:Not Spicy
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You Will Need
Before You Cook
To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:
Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
Seafood 145° F |
Chicken 165° F |
Ground Beef 160° F |
Ground Turkey 165° F |
Ground Pork 160° F
Prepare the Ingredients
Stem, seed, remove ribs, and halve green bell peppers.
Core tomato and cut into ¼" dice.
Combine tomato and pesto together in a mixing bowl. Refrigerate until plating.
In another mixing bowl, combine ground beef, rice, garlic salt, ½ cup water, and a pinch of pepper.
Start the Dish
Fill peppers with ground beef mixture.
In a clean slow cooker, add 1 cup water. Add peppers to slow cooker. Peppers will fit snuggly. Top with tomato sauce, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper.
Turn slow cooker on to high heat. Cover, and cook until ground beef reaches a minimum internal temperature of 160 degrees, 4 hours.
Bake the Garlic Bread
After 3 ½ hours, preheat oven to 425 degrees. Uncover slow cooker and top peppers with half the cheese (reserve remaining for garlic bread). Cover again.
Place bread on prepared baking sheet. Spread butter on bread and top with remaining cheese. Bake in hot oven until browned, 6-9 minutes.
Finish the Dish
Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping peppers with tomato pesto mixture. Bon appétit!
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