Spiced Ground Beef With Couscous

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • 30 minutes
  • 4 servings

Couscous and ground beef get along really well. We spiced and flavored this ground meat with garam masala, cumin, thyme, parsley, and onion. Then we cooked the couscous with red onion, butter, vegetable stock, and even 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

Ingredients Needed for Spiced Ground Beef With Couscous

    For the ground beef:

    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 teaspoon garam masala
    1 pound ground beef
    1 teaspoon cumin powder
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon dried parsley
    1 spring onion, chopped

    For the couscous:

    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1 red onion, quartered
    1 ounce butter
    1 teaspoon brown sugar
    4 ounces of couscous
    ½ cup vegetable stock
    fresh basil leaves for garnishing

How to Make Spiced Ground Beef With Couscous

  1. For the ground beef:
    Add the vegetable oil to a skillet over medium heat. Add the garam masala and the ground beef. Break the beef lump into smaller pieces using a spatula.
  2. Add some salt, the cumin powder, dried thyme, dried parsley, stir just a little and let it brown for a few minutes. Add the spring onion, stir and cook for 1-2 minutes more. Set aside.
  3. For the couscous:
    Add the vegetable oil to a saucepan over low heat. Add the red onion, too. Cook and stir until it starts to get tender.
  4. Add the butter and the brown sugar and continue cooking and stirring.
  5. Add the couscous and vegetable stock, season with salt and pepper and continue cooking and stirring for a few minutes more.
  6. Serve the beef and couscous together and garnish with basil leaves.


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