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Large Family Stuffed Peppers Instant Pot Freezer Meal | Low Carb, THM -S, Keto Recipe

  • Author: Jamerrill Stewart


These simple and easy Stuffed Peppers for the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker are a delightful family meal!


  • 4 lbs precooked ground beef, drained
  • 10 diced green onions
  • 2 tbs minced garlic
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • salt/pepper
  • 12 cups of pasta sauce (for meat mixture)
  • Cut tops from all the peppers (chopped and added into meat mixture)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 20 various colors Bell Peppers, washed and insides scooped out


  • Mix precooked ground beef, pasta sauce, diced onions, minced garlic, salt/pepper well in mixing bowl.
  • Wash and cut the tops off of 20 bell peppers and clean out the insides
  • Fill each pepper with ground beef mixture
  • Place 4-5 stuffed peppers in a gallon freezer bag, label with date and directions. Making this complete recipe as follows you will have about 4-5 gallon freezer bags full of stuffed peppers.
  • As needed thaw 1-2 bags of slow cooker stuffed peppers (I would need two bags for my family size.)
  • This recipe will make two large family freezer meals.
  1. INSTANT POT DIRECTIONS: Add 1 cup tomato sauce to the bottom of IP, place peppers on wire wrack insert on top. Cook in Instant Pot from frozen on manual high for 7 minutes with natural release.
  2. SLOW COOKER DIRECTIONS: Defrost from the freezer in the refrigerator the night before cooking. Add 1 tbs olive oil or avocado oil to the bottom of slow cooker, place 6-8 stuffed peppers in 8 qt slow cooker. Cook on low 6-7 hours. (Larger families may need to use two slow cookers at one time but that’s nothing new 😉
  3. Once done cooking open lid and sprinkle pepper tops with shredded cheese. Close lid for 1 minute to allow cheese to melt.
  4. Carefully remove stuffed peppers from cookers. Serve with fresh vegetables.