Mediterranean Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Looking for an easy Mediterranean Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers recipe? Learn how to make Mediterranean Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by charlottebap

Makes 2 servings



Delicious peppers stuffed with medley of vegetables, ground lamb, and couscous. You can make it as whole wheat, light, and healthy as you want, and the flavor is just as rich because of the variety of ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients for Mediterranean Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

1/2 cup whole wheat couscous
1 cup chicken broth, reduced sodium
1 red onion, diced
6 oz ground lamb
5 mushrooms
1 tspn olive oil
2 red bell peppers
1 cup parsley
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tspn rosemary, minced
1 tspn thyme

Recipe Directions for Mediterranean Lamb and Couscous Stuffed Peppers

  1. Slice bell peppers in half lengthwise through stems (retain stems) and remove seeds. Place halves, cut side down, in a 12- by 17-inch baking pan. Bake in a 450 regular or convection oven until lightly browned and tender when pierced, 13 to 18 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, stir onions, garlic, thyme, mint, and rosemary in olive oil until onions are limp and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.

  3. Add ground lamb and 3 tablespoons lemon juice. Stir until lamb is browned and crumbly, 2 to 3 minutes.

  4. Stir in broth, couscous, and remaining 2 tablespoons lemon juice. Bring to a boil, then cover and remove from heat; let stand until liquid is absorbed and couscous is tender to bite, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in parsley; add salt to taste.

  5. Turn pepper halves over; fill each with about 2/3 cup lamb mixture. Sprinkle feta cheese evenly over filling. Bake until cheese is slightly melted, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer peppers to a platter

Categories

Pasta, Vegetables, Main Dish, Side Dish, Mediterranean, Bake, Quick, Saute, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 512.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
492
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.4g
22%
Saturated Fat
5.1g
26%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Sodium
664mg
28%
Potassium
1054mg
30%
Total Carbohydrates
52.6g
18%
Dietary Fiber
9.1g
36%
Sugars
9.5g
Protein
41.3g
Vitamin A 127% Vitamin C 329%
Calcium 25% Iron 40%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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