Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

Like stuffed peppers? Try a new one with a spicy combination of ingredients.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

4
large bell peppers
1/2
pound ground beef
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
large clove garlic, finely chopped
1
can (15 ounces) 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

  • 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, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is brown; 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 and cook on low heat setting 3 to 4 1/2 hours or until peppers are tender. Garnish with pine nuts and cilantro.

Expert Tips

Couscous is available in regular, precooked (which cooks in just 5 minutes) and flavored varieties.

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.