This North African recipe is healthy and easy to make. It’s an excellent side dish for baby meals since it’s easy to cook and super nutritious.
Comfort food lovers, rejoice. Ground Beef with Couscous is a simple, hearty recipe that captures the flavors of Morocco.
Couscous is a traditional North African pasta made of semolina: coarse purified durum wheat grains. It’s worth noting that gastronomes often have heated debates over whether couscous is a grain or a pasta. The truth is it’s a little bit of both, since it’s a pasta made from a grain.
Controversy aside, couscous is an excellent side dish for baby meals since it's nutritious and goes well with everything -- in addition to beef, fish, chicken and vegetables also make for perfect combinations. It’s full of manganese, tryptophan and magnesium.
Ground beef really is the perfect pairing for this delicious alternative to rice or pasta.
2cups couscous uncooked
3cups broths defatted
1cup carrots cut into small 1/4 inch cubes
1cup ground beef
1cup onion chopped into small cubes
salt to taste
pepper to taste
In a saucepan, heat the beef broth and carrots over medium heat, and cook until carrots are soft.
Melt the butter in the broth and add the couscous.
Turn down the heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
Fluff the grains with a fork.
In a large skillet, heat the butter over medium-high heat until the butter is melted.
Add the onions to the skillet for 3 to 5 minutes. Once the onions are tender, add the ground beef.
Add a pinch of salt and cook until the meat is ready, and has a medium brown color, for approximately 20 to 25 minutes.