Surprise Stuffed Peppers

Dorothy VanDeest Memphis, TN

Prep. Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8–9 Hours


  • 2 cups low-sodium tomato juice
  • 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 7-oz. cans chunk-style tuna, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. dried veggie flakes
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 medium green bell peppers, tops removed and seeded

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 5-Quart, or Large Enough that Each Pepper can Sit on the Bottom of the Cooker


  1. Mix tomato juice and tomato paste, reserving 1 cup.
  2. Mix remaining tomato-juice mixture with tuna, onion flakes, veggie flakes, and garlic powder.
  3. Fill peppers equally with mixture. Place upright in slow cooker.
  4. Pour the reserved 1 cup tomato-juice mixture over peppers.
  5. Cover. Cook on Low 8–9 hours, or until peppers are done to your liking.

Per Serving: 220 calories (5 calories from fat), 0.5g total fat (0g saturated, 0g trans), 60mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 23g total carbohydrate (5g fiber, 9g sugar), 30g protein, 20%DV vitamin A, 200%DV vitamin C, 4%DV calcium, 10%DV iron.