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Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers

Slow-Cooker Couscous-Stuffed Peppers
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 50 min
  • Servings 4
Like stuffed peppers? Try a new one with a spicy combination of ingredients.
Updated September 24, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

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