Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers
Ingredients icon 10 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 30 appetizers
Time icon 1 to 1-1/4 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef

  • 15 baby sweet bell peppers (about 2-1/2 to 3 inches long, about 1-1/4 pounds)

  • 2/3 cup regular or spicy 100% vegetable juice

  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry

  • 1/4 cup uncooked whole wheat or regular couscous

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Parmesan, Monterey Jack, white Cheddar or Italian-blend cheese

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes, but not stem. Place peppers, cut-sides up, on two shallow-rimmed baking sheets.

  2. Combine Ground Beef, vegetable juice, spinach, couscous, garlic, oregano, salt and black pepper in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Spoon beef mixture evenly into peppers. Sprinkle with cheese.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in 400°F oven 25 to 30 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of pepper registers 160°F and peppers begin to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 37 Calories; 9 kcal Calories from fat; 1 g Total Fat; 0 g Saturated Fat; 0 g Monounsaturated Fat; 11 mg Cholesterol; 99 mg Sodium; 3 g Total Carbohydrate; 0.6 g Dietary Fiber; 4 g Protein; 0.6 mg Iron; 0.7 mg Niacin; 0 mg Vitamin B6; 0.3 mcg Vitamin B12; 0.7 mg Zinc; 2.4 mcg Selenium; 9.2 mg Choline;

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