"Spinach, couscous, and ground beef fill colorful mini peppers that are baked with a cheese topping for a pretty and flavorful appetizer." — National Cattlemen's Beef Association
Watch video tips and tricks
baby sweet bell peppers (about 2-1/2 to 3 inches long)
regular or spicy 100% vegetable juice
frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
uncooked whole wheat or regular couscous
dried oregano leaves
ground black pepper
reduced-fat shredded Parmesan, Monterey Jack, white Cheddar or Italian-blend cheese
I chose to make this as an entree for dinner tonight and used a red, yellow, and orange bell pepper. I cut them in half and filled them, making 6 stuffed peppers. I really liked the flavor and especially enjoyed a new way to use the couscous.
We really love our peppers so this was another great way to incorporate them into our weekly meals! I make stuffed peppers regularly but this recipe with couscous and using the mini peppers was a new twist and fun; it gave greater options for how much any of us wanted to eat. They are also great for "snacking". They were easy to grab quickly and pop in your mouth after a few seconds in the microwave.
We both really enjoyed these peppers. Mine were a little bigger than the baby peppers, and I used it as a main dish rather than appetizer. I also used pearl couscous so we could tell it was in there. Very good, and I'd do it again no problem!
This makes for a great appetizer if you use the baby bell peppers. My family liked this, and I will make again, but next time will use regular sized peppers. I did use ground sirloin with this and a three cheese combo of Parmesan, Romano & asiago.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Beef and Couscous Stuffed Baby Bell Peppers
Serving Size: 1/30 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 30
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 18
Holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Get recipes and inspiration.
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
Find just the right recipes for your holiday get-togethers.
This simple technique makes stuffed peppers even more delicious.
See how to make delicious, beefy stuffed bell peppers.
See how to make 5-star stuffed peppers.