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Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 4
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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

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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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
60
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.

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