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Herbed Minced Beef and Vegetable Couscous


This healthy moroccan-inspired couscous salad is nice at room temperature with a bit of nonfat yogurt to top it off.

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  • 7 ounces couscous
  • 10 fluid ounces boiling hot vegetable stock
  • 1/2 pound extra lean minced beef
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1/2 pound green beans, cut into 1.5cm lengths
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped
  • 4 tablespoon fat free natural yogurt, to serve


Servings 4


Step 1

Place couscous in a heat-resistant bowl and pour over the boiling hot stock. Cover and soak for 10 to 12 minutes.

Spray a large non-stick frying pan with cooking spray and place over high heat. Add minced beef and vegetables and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. Add cumin and curry powder and cook an additional 1-2 minute. Remove from heat, season and keep warm.

Fluff up couscous nand place in a wide serving bowl. Add the beef mixture and toss. Serve with spoonful of fat free natural yogurt.


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