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Taco Stuffed Peppers: Day 1 of the 7 Days of Drool-Worthy Slow Cooker Meals

Taco Stuffed Peppers: Day 1 of the 7 Days of Drool-Worthy Slow Cooker Meals

Welcome to the sizzling start of our “7 Days of Drool-Worthy Slow Cooker Meals” series, where we’re about to embark on a flavor-packed journey that’ll leave your taste buds dancing! Today, we’re diving into a Mexican-inspired delight: Taco Stuffed Peppers. So, fire up your slow cooker and get ready to be wowed.

Picture this: juicy ground turkey mingling with zesty taco seasoning, all cozied inside colorful, tender bell peppers. Sprinkle some shredded cheese and toss in a hint of cilantro for that perfect kick. It’s a culinary fiesta that practically cooks itself, thanks to your trusty slow cooker. These Taco Stuffed Peppers are not only a breeze to make but also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, whether you’re feeding your family or hosting a fiesta of your own. So, let’s roll up our sleeves, gather those ingredients, and let the slow cooker do its thing. Get ready to fall in love with simplicity and flavor – let’s get cooking!

Let’s kick things off by whipping up some delicious Ground Turkey Taco Meat! We’ll use a trusty skillet instead of a slow cooker for this step. Don’t be shy about making extra portions; they’re perfect for your “meal prep” game and can save you time during the busy week.

This taco meat is quite the multitasker and can work in various dishes like tacos, burritos, and salads – endless possibilities! If you have leftovers or want to plan, pop them in the freezer for a convenient meal down the road.

To keep your meal prep portions fresh, we’ve got some handy airtight containers we swear by, and we’re happy to share those with you below.

Ground Turkey Taco Meat

This can be used for tacos, burritos, taco salads, stuffed peppers or is great on it's own. It can be frozen for up to 3 months.


  • 1 lb Ground Turkey
  • 1/2 Large Red Onion
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 cups rice cooked
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Heat olive oil in a skillet. Once hot, cook chopped onions for 2 minutes.
  • Add ground turkey and cook until done.
  • Add taco seasoning. Mix well.
  • Add corn, black beans, rice, and chili powder. Mix well


The number of servings depends on what you use it for. If you use it for tacos it will make more servings that if you use it for burritos. 

Slow Cooker Taco Stuffed Peppers

Taco stuffed peppers in the slow cooker are sure to be a hit. These flavorful peppers are simple to make in the slow cooker.
Course Main Course
Servings 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • 3 cups ground turkey taco meat Recipe on my webpage
  • 6 bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Add 1/4 cup water to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Wash & clean the seeds and ribs from the peppers.
  • Arrange peppers in the slow cooker.
  • Place cheddar cheese in the bottom of each pepper.
  • Add taco meat. Press it down with a spoon to make sure the pepper is stuffed.
  • Top with cheddar cheese.
  • Cook on low for 4 1/2 – 5 hours in a covered slow cooker.
  • With a spoon, dip the peppers out. Enjoy!