Stuffed Peppers & Israeli Couscous

As many of you know, my husband is the cook in our house. He loves to cook, and he is damn good at it…so I figure, let him be.

JUST kidding. I hate cooking, and I'm not that great at it. That's one of the great things about marriage, right? We each have our strengths and we complement each other perfectly.

We try to eat really healthy in our house. Whenever we cook at home, we try to cook consciously, keeping added sugars, fats, oils and empty carbs to a minimum. One of my favorite dishes of Seth's is Stuffed Peppers with Israeli Couscous. It is super-delicious, and high in antioxidants and lean protein. Better yet: It's made in the crock pot.

Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients:
1 lb ground turkey or ground beef
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 Tbsp parsley, chopped
1 dash cinnamon
1 dash cumin
Salt and Pepper to Taste
4 Red bell peppers, cored and seeded
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup pasta sauce/tomato sauce

Brown turkey/beef in skillet, adding garlic after about 1 minute; drain fat.  Add parsley, cinnamon, cumin, salt and pepper; stir to combine.  Cook 2-3 minutes.  Remove top of red bell peppers.  Spoon in meat mixture, fill about half full.  Add a layer of fire-roasted tomatoes; then fill remaining space with meat.  Repeat for each pepper.  Place in slow cooker.  Top each pepper with a couple tomatoes and a drizzle of pasta sauce.  Add remaining tomatoes and juice into bottom of cooker.  Add remaining sauce and broth to bottom of cooker.  Cook on high 3 ½ hours.  Serve with Israeli Couscous.

Israeli Couscous

Ingredients:
2 cups uncooked Israeli pearl couscous
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pinch cinnamon
1 cup golden raisins
2 Tbsps water
Handful chopped almonds
Handful chopped parsley


Cook couscous according to label.  Saute onion and cinnamon in oil until golden, ~5 minutes.  Add water and raisins, cook 2 minutes.  Toss onion and raisin mixture with couscous, almonds, and parsley.


It is seriously soooo delicious! The addition of the raisins is my favorite part, I think. It gives it that little bit of sweetness, and mixed with the acid of the tomatoes and savory of the ground turkey, it is the perfect healthy dish (and it makes enough for leftover to take to work for lunch)!

8 comments:

  1. Oh yummy, this combination sounds sooo good! :)

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    1. It is! And it's pretty healthy and makes a lot, so you have leftovers! Give it a try!

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  2. This looks sooooo good! My husband hates peppers, so I try not to bake them too often, but I just may have to make an exception for this recipe. Yum!

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  3. Those stuffed peppers look so delicious and healthy too, I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks! :D

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  4. Yum. This sounds delicious! I'm so glad it's healthy too...and in the crock-pot. Awesome!!!! Pinning!

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  5. Looks so good! I'm definitely going to try

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  6. I'm going to make a veggie version though :)

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    1. Haha, do it! Let me know how it turns out!

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