Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers (Cooking for 2)

Busy schedule? Now you can have just the right amount ready to serve two with the help of your slow cooker.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 15 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners
2
large bell peppers
1/4
pound ground beef
1/4
cup chopped onion
1
small clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/3
cup uncooked couscous
1/2
cup water
Pine nuts, if desired
Fresh cilantro, if desired
  • 1 Place Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -qt slow cooker bowl. Make sure that liner fits snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl and pull the top of the liner over rim of bowl.
  • 2 Cut thin slice from stem end of each bell pepper to remove top of pepper. Remove seeds and membranes; rinse peppers.
  • 3 In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in tomato sauce, salt, cumin, cinnamon and red pepper. Stir in couscous. Divide beef mixture evenly among peppers.
  • 4 Pour water into lined slow cooker; stand peppers upright in cooker.
  • 5 Cover and cook on low heat setting 4 to 6 hours or until peppers are tender. Garnish with pine nuts and cilantro.

Expert Tips

Serve food directly from the lined slow cooker. Once your slow cooker cools, remove the liner and throw away for easy clean up.

Serve with flatbread and grape clusters.

Cumin offers a strongly fragrant and slightly smoky flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
28%;
Vitamin C
100%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
16%;
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; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.