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Now that I’m deep into my 21 Day Fix I’m constantly scouring Pinterest looking for simple and delicious dinners that are not only Fix-Approved, but Husband-Approved. I’ve also been trying to think of ways to change up our favorite dinners to fit into The Fix diet guidelines. These stuffed peppers are a direct result of that! What could be easier than about twenty minutes of prep work, throwing everything into a slow cooker (one of the best life-hacks ever in this busy girl’s opinion) and having a complete, healthy meal on the table whenever you are ready for dinner? I’ll wait while you think about it. Bonus? You can change these up so many ways to suit your families tastes!
Side note: If you know me IRL you know that I am obsessed with Schnucks grocery stores (and if you don’t know, now you know). I do all my regular grocery shopping there and have for as long as I can remember. Their produce, deli department, meat department, and just general selection is just…the best. For years, I have put up with their slightly-higher prices because the quality of their produce and meats were noticeably (I’m talking LEAPS and BOUNDS) better compared to the other grocery store options in my area. BUT NOT ANY MORE FOLKS. The first time I did my shopping after they rolled out their new Savings Salute program I almost kissed the bag boy. I saw a difference in my bill right then and there. Less money weekly on groceries means more margaritas on vacation, am I right?!
Finding the ingredients for this recipe at my local Schnucks seriously could not have been easier. Walk in, grab a few peppers and an onion from the produce section, turn the corner to grab a pound of lean ground beef, then head to Aisle 3 for your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes (we like it HOT) and brown rice and you are DONE. I’m here to make your life easier guys, it’s what I do.
Here’s a more official shopping list for you:
4 Green Peppers (the bigger the better!)
1/2 White Onion
12 oz. Can of Tomato Sauce
8 oz. Can of Mexican Style Diced Tomatoes
1-1.5 lbs. Lean Ground Beef (or your ground meat of choice)
Here’s what to do with all of it:
1. Finely dice onion
2. Brown onion and meat in a large skillet (seriously make it big)
3. Drain meat/onion mixture if needed after cooking and return it to the pan
4. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes to the pan and let it simmer for a few minutes
5. Cut off the top of your peppers and clean out the inside. DON’T cut them vertically! You want them to be able to stand up on their own.
6. Fill peppers with meat mixture and place in your slow cooker
7. Cook on high for two hours or low for fours hours
8. Sprinkle a little bit of mozzarella on the top and enjoy! Yum.
21 Day Fix Meal Details (Per One Pepper)
1/4 Blue (if you use a sprinkle of cheese)
What are your favorite slow cooker recipes? Let me know in the comments! And make sure you check out the Schnucks Savings Salute site to keep up with all of the low prices at your local Schnucks.