Green Bell Peppers stuffed with Tomato Lentil Couscous


This is a very beefy recipe for stuffed peppers, so be forewarned! We like to cut the peppers lengthwise, making shallow boats out of them instead of cups. Either way works well for this recipe.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 5 green bell peppers

  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 ½ cups chopped onion

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar chunky pasta sauce

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • 1 (6 ounce) package tomato lentil couscous mix

  • 8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Cut peppers in half, place them in a 9x13 inch baking dish, and set aside. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the ground beef for 5 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups chopped onion, chopped green bell pepper, and garlic. Reduce heat to low, add tomato sauce, and let simmer while preparing the couscous.

  3. Prepare couscous according to package directions, but add the remaining onion to the water before adding the couscous. When couscous is done, combine it with the sauce. Fill bell peppers with the mixture. Top each with shredded cheese.

  4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly and slightly brown on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

831 Calories
56g Fat
42g Carbs
42g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 831
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 71%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 985mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 42g
Vitamin C 103mg 517%
Calcium 341mg 26%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 916mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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