Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

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

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

5:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

servings

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. 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 5 to 7 hours or until peppers are tender. Garnish with pine nuts and cilantro.
Makes 4 servings
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Did You Know
Couscous is available in regular, precooked (which cooks in just 5 minutes) and flavored varieties.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 6g,
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.