• 2 bell peppers, large (any color variety)
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground red cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pine nuts, if desired
  • Fresh cilantro, if desired

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Slow Cooker Beef and Couscous Stuffed Peppers and so Easy. Great to serve with just a side salad and your meal is complete.

  1. In a 5 – 6 quart slow cooker, place a slow cooker liners inside. (Liner must fit snug against the bottom and sides of the crock.)
  2. Cut close to the stem end of each bell pepper and remove top of pepper. Rinse peppers, and remove seeds and membranes.
  3. Brown beef, onion and garlic in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stir occasionally; drain. Combine tomato sauce, salt, cumin, cinnamon and red pepper and stir into browned beef.
  4. Add couscous and mix all together.
  5. Fill peppers evenly with beef and couscous mixture.
  6. Pour water into lined slow cooker; stand peppers upright in crock.
  7. Cover. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours or until peppers are tender.

NOTE: Picture shown shows the pepper cut in half for serving, not for crocking.

GARNISH: You can garnish with pine nuts, cilantro, and cheese if desired.

OPTIONAL: Easy recipe to double for more than two people!

Happy Crocking!

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Slow Cooker Beef and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

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