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Simple Moroccan Couscous with Flank Steak

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 371
Protein 32
Fat 9
Carbs 41
Total Time 15 minutes

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Moroccan Couscous Recipe

Ingredients

Moroccan Beef Couscous

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 1 1/4 lb lean flank steak, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • pinch of sea salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup (red) onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves (or 1 1/2 tablespoons), freshly minced
  • Flavor
    • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1 teaspoon coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 2/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup no-salt added beef stock (or broth)
  • 1 cup dry (wheat) couscous
  • 2 tablespoons (or more/less) fresh mint
  • 1/3 cup raisins (optional but recommended)
  • Garnish
    • sliced almonds for crunch
    • fresh mint
Steps
  1. Set a nonstick skillet on high heat.  Once it’s hot, spray with  a little olive oil then toss  in the  chopped beef.  As the beef cooks, add a pinch of sea salt & pepper.  Let the  beef  sear for 1 –  2 minutes before  shaking the pan to sear other sides of the beef. Once you cook it to your desired readiness, remove it from the  skillet.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium and add olive oil, garlic, onion and bell pepper. Cook for 2 minutes while ensuring the onions are turning  brown and slightly translucent, then add the flavor (aka the seasonings).  Bloom the spices ensure the onion and bell pepper are covered in oil and spices.
  3. Fold in the frozen peas and carrots, then pour in the broth.  Once it begins to lightly simmer, immediately add the couscous.  Gently fold everything together then remove the skillet from the heat.  Cover the skillet and allow the couscous to absorb the broth, about 5 minutes or less.
  4. Mix in the beef, raisins and mint.  Add shaved almonds to individual servings if desired.  Enjoy!

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Calories
371
Protein
32
Fat
9
Carbs
41
Sodium
Fiber
5
Sugar
5
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.