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Vegetables, Beef, and Couscous

Makes: 4 servings
Prep 25 mins Cook 25 mins
Vegetables, Beef, and Couscous
Ingredients
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cumin
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 1/4  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 8  ounces  beef chuck roast, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2  tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2  large onions, coarsely chopped
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2  cup  dried apricots, halved
  • 1/2  cup  dried tart cherries
  • 2  bay leaves
  • 8 - 12  mini sweet peppers, halved, or 4 small sweet peppers, quartered (seeds removed)
  • 1/3  cup  pitted kalamata olives
  • 1 1/2  cups  Israeli-style couscous
  •  Fresh parsley, lemon peel, and/or seasoned olives (optional)
Directions

1. In bowl combine the cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the cinnamon, ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add beef cubes, toss to coat.

2. In large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add beef. Cook 4 minutes, until browned. Transfer to bowl.

3. Heat remaining olive oil in skillet; add onions. Cook until nearly tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute. Return beef and juices to skillet with 1 cup water, apricots, half the cherries, and bay leaves. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until beef is tender. Increase heat to medium-high; add peppers. Cook 5 minutes, uncovered, until peppers are tender, stirring often. Stir in olives. Meanwhile, cook couscous with remaining cherries and 1/4 teaspoon salt according to couscous package directions.

4. Remove bay leaves from vegetable mixture. Serve with couscous, parsley, lemon peel, and olives. Drizzle with pan juices. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Vegetables, Beef, and Couscous)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 511,
  • Fat, total (g) 11,
  • chol. (mg) 25,
  • sat. fat (g) 2,
  • carb. (g) 81,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 9,
  • sugar (g) 27,
  • pro. (g) 21,
  • vit. A (IU) 4665,
  • vit. C (mg) 156,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 5,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 81,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 616,
  • Potassium (mg) 850,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 4,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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