Spanish Lamb and Couscous

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!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

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

  • 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
9%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
40%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
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 Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.