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Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
large bell peppers
1/2
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 oz) tomato sauce
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2/3
cup uncooked couscous
1/2
cup water
Pine nuts, if desired
Fresh cilantro, if desired

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
740mg
31%
Potassium
830mg
24%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
10g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
120%
120%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Vegetables offer a host of nutrients including vitamins A, C and folate to name a few. Be sure to get at least 3 to 5 servings of veggies daily.

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Directions

  • 1 Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper; discard. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers.
  • 2 In 10-inch skillet, brown beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, cumin, salt, cinnamon and red pepper. Stir in couscous. Divide beef mixture evenly among peppers.
  • 3 Pour water into 4 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker; stand peppers upright in cooker.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 1/2 hours or until peppers are tender. Garnish with pine nuts and cilantro.

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