If your peppers don’t cook thoroughly, you can add 1/3 cup water to the crock pot to steam them soft.

Consider removing the crock pot and placing it under the broiler for 10 minutes to melt the cheese if your pot is oven safe.

Serve with sour cream, more salsa or guacamole to taste.

You can also experiment with the style of cuisine. Trade salsa, corn and cheddar for tomato sauce, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese, for example. Taco seasoning and black beans add a Mexican flare to this dish. Some people use two parts ketchup to one part Worcestershire sauce for their mixture sauce.

If you’re watching your waist, you can substitute quinoa for the rice. For an all-American stuffed peppers recipe, try using mashed potatoes in place of rice!

Whether you follow this recipe to a T or add your own flare, you’ll have a delicious meal the whole family can enjoy with minimal effort!