Beef and almond couscous recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 25 mins to prepare and 1 hr 10 mins to cook
  • 512 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Healthy
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To prepare the beef, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add beef to pan, and cook for 4 minutes or until beef is browned on all sides, turning occasionally. Transfer beef to a dish, cover and keep warm.

Add the onion to pan; cook until soft, stirring frequently. Add the garlic cloves and all the spices, cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add the beef stock and bring to the boil. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Using a soup blitzer, puree the onion and season to taste.

Return beef to onion mixture; cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour or until beef is tender. Add the carrots and tomatoes; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the carrots are tender. Add 2 tablespoons water, if required, to loosen the sauce and then stir in the chopped parsley.

While the beef is cooking, prepare the couscous, by heating 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the crushed garlic clove, salt, and turmeric and cook for 2 minutes. Add the beef stock and water and bring to a boil. Gradually stir in couscous. Remove from heat. Cover and let it stand for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork. Stir in the salad onions. Spoon couscous onto 4 plates with the almonds presented on the outside. Top evenly with beef stew and sprinkle each serving with chopped parsley.

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  • Ingredients

  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 4 beef tomatoes, skinned, cored and diced
  • 675g lean stewing beef
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 2tsp ground cumin
  • 2tsp ground turmeric
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 450ml beef stock
  • 1 handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • For the couscous

  • 450g couscous
  • 2tsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • pinch ground turmeric
  • 150ml beef stock
  • 150ml water
  • 3 salad onions, chopped
  • 100g whole almonds
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  • Energy 2155kj 512kcal 26%
  • Fat 17g 25%
  • Saturates 3g 15%
  • Sugars 10g 11%
  • Salt 1.2g 20%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 49.9g Protein 35.8g Fibre 4.3g


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