1 lb. ground beef (or turkey or chicken)
1 1/2 Tblsp butter
1 carrot stick finely chopped
2 celery sticks finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 Tblsp dry ranch dressing mix
1 1/2 cups herb stuffing mix (homemade of purchased)
5 or 6 bell peppers, cored, with tops removed and set aside.
Crinkle a sheet of tinfoil and place on bottom of crockpot. (This is to keep food from resting on the bottom and burning). Line inside walls of crockpot with additional sheet of tinfoil.
Brown ground beef in frying pan. Add butter, carrot, celery and onion. Cook until tender. Add chicken broth and ranch dressing mix. Stir in stuffing mix until moistened. Remove from heat.
Divide stuffing evenly among peppers. Replace tops and place the peppers into crockpot. Add 1 cup water. Cover and cook on LOW for 5 hours. Remove and serve.