“I’m against picketing, but I don’t know how to show it.”

With my kitchen undone during a minor remodel, (no cabinets, countertop, or running water) I’m sentenced to use my slow cooker in order to nourish myself and my husband.  My goal is to cook things that don’t have to be first seared in a skillet.  This is an attempt at redoing a recipe in order to make that happen.

My theory is that if veggies are minced fine enough and meat is covered with bacon or a sauce, all will go well.  Hope springs eternal.


1 carrot, minced

1 small onion, minced

1 stalk celery, minced

2 peppers, any color

1 pound ground beef

3 T ground flax seed

1 large egg

1 T chopped parsley, I used dried

1/2 t sea salt

1/4 t black pepper

2 strips bacon, cut in half


Get your slow cooker going on high.  Spray the inside with a bit of olive oil or any other oil you prefer.

Cut the tops off the peppers.  Cut them in half, lengthwise.  Remove the seeds and veins.  You should now have 4 halves that you can place on their sides like little boats.

peppers cut

Place the veggies, egg, and ground flax seed into food processor and mince.  Add to the remaining ingredients, except for the bacon.  Stuff each pepper half with 1/4 of the mixture and place a half slice of bacon across the top.  And you thought you’d never use your math skills again!

pep mix

This is what an onion, carrot, celery, egg, and ground flax seed look like when whipped up together.  So easy to mix into the ground beef.

Place stuffed peppers in the slow cooker for about 1 hour on high and an additional 2 hours on low.  Douse with ketchup before eating.  That’s my preference.  Feel free to ignore.

pep done

This particular pepper half received a few more tablespoons of ketchup before I had it for lunch.  I didn’t top the peppers with bacon.  Flavor was great.  Pepper was tender and sweet.

P.S. – In order to save you from feeling too sorry for my kitchen dilemma, I do have a kitchen upstairs where I can take dirty dishes to wash and dry and then bring them back down.  This too shall pass.  About a month from now everything will be in place and more beautiful than ever!  Good words for me to remember as I go through life  – this too shall pass.

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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