Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Preserved Lemons

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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Bake:
30 mins 350°F
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Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Preserved Lemons

Ingredients
1
6 1/4 ounce package (1-1/3 cups) Israeli couscous
1/3
cup finely chopped preserved lemons or 1 tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
1
teaspoon ground cumin
2
1/2
teaspoon ground ginger
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2
pounds ground lamb or ground beef
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4
cup golden raisins
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/3
cup sliced almonds, toasted
 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook couscous according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine preserved lemons, cumin, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground meat, carrots, and onion over medium heat until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Stir in cooked couscous, lemon mixture, tomatoes, raisins, salt, and pepper.
  3. Transfer mixture to an ungreased 2- to 2-1/2-quart casserole. Bake, covered, about 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with almonds and cilantro. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Moroccan Lamb Casserole with Preserved Lemons)
    Per serving:
  • 517 kcal cal.,
  • 29 g fat
  • (12 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 12 g monounsatured fat),
  • 83 mg chol.,
  • 657 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 5 g fiber,
  • 9 g sugar,
  • 25 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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