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Whatever happened to stuffed bell peppers? It’s not a recipe you see a ton of these days, but we swear by this simple, satisfying, and timeless dish. After browning a half-pound of ground beef and cooking a half-cup of couscous, you’ll mix the two together with sliced scallions, crumbled Feta, dried apricots, salt and pepper. Then all that’s left is to hollow-out four peppers, add the filling, and bake the meal in a 400-degree oven for nearly an hour. The fruit brings a bit of sweetness to the hearty peppers. Try mixing in cilantro, raisins, pine nuts, or other additions, too.


Credit: David Prince

Recipe Summary

1 hr 10 mins
Serves 4


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  • Brown ground beef. Cook couscous according to the package directions.

  • Mix the beef, couscous, scallions, Feta, and apricots; season with salt and pepper.

  • Stuff into bell peppers and bake at 400° F, covered, until tender, 45 to 50 minutes.