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Spanish Lamb and Couscous

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  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Looking for a distinctive lamb dinner? Then check out these browned chops simmered in a flavorful sauce and served with couscous - a wholesome meal!

Ingredients

4
lamb sirloin chops, 1/2 inch thick (about 2 pounds)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup chili sauce
1
can (14 1/2 ounces) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
cup pitted ripe olives, cut in half
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2
cups hot cooked couscous

Directions

  • 1 Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook lamb in skillet, turning once, until brown on both sides.
  • 2 Stir in bell pepper, chili sauce, tomatoes, cumin, marjoram, garlic powder and salt; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer about 10 minutes or until lamb is light pink in center.
  • 3 Stir in olives; sprinkle with parsley. Serve with couscous.

Expert Tips

“Exercise is one of the best things I can do for my heart, and for me, I try to keep it moderate. Any exercise is good, but I like walking and do it faithfully every day.” Sherry L.

Couscous may sound exotic, but it's simply a tiny pasta. This complex carbohydrate takes only minutes to cook, is low in calories (about 100 per cooked 1/2 cup), is practically fat free. An added benefit: kids usually love it!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
5g
5%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
40%
40%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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