Moroccan beef with couscous - Healthier. Happier.

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  • ½ cup 100% unsweetened orange juice
  • 3 teaspoons Moroccan seasoning
  • 6 x 125g lean beef steak, fat trimmed
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ small red onion, finely diced
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin or ground coriander
  • 420g can no-added-salt chickpeas, drained
  • ½ cup chopped coriander
  • 2 cups (250g) green beans, trimmed and cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1 small head broccoli or broccolini, cut into florets
  1. Mix ¼ cup of orange juice and 2 teaspoons seasoning in a non-metal dish.
  2. Add steaks, turning to coat in juice mixture. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes to marinate.
  3. In a large heatproof bowl combine onion, apricots, couscous, cumin or dried coriander and remaining teaspoon of seasoning.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ¼ cup of orange juice and boiling water. Add the orange juice mixture to couscous mix, cover and set aside.
  5. Place beans and broccoli in a steaming basket over a medium saucepan of boiling water. Cover and steam 5-6 minutes or until bright green and tender. Alternatively microwave in a covered dish with 1-2 tablespoons of water on high (100%) for 4 minutes until just tender. Stir after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking
  6. Place a metal steamer into a large saucepan with a few centimetres of water. Add beans and broccoli and bring to the boil. Steam with the lid on for 5-6 minutes or until bright green and tender.
  7. Heat a large non-stick frypan. Drain steaks well and discard marinade. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.
  8. Remove from heat, cover and set aside to rest for 3 minutes.
  9. Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains and stir through chickpeas and coriander.

Alternatives

  • Substitute broccoli with a bunch of broccolini or 10 yellow squash.
  • Substitute beef with lamb steak.

Storage Suggestions

  • Beef can be stored covered in the fridge for 2 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

Equipment List

  • Non-metal dish
  • heatproof bowl
  • small bowl
  • metal steamer or microwave safe covered dish
  • large saucepan
  • large non-stick frypan
  • plate
  • fork

Acknowledgements

Recipe from LiveLighter® campaign © State of Western Australia 2012 reproduced with permission.

Nutrition Information


406g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1825kJ 449kJ
Protein 40.3g 9.9g
Fat, total 7.5g 1.8g
— Saturated 2.2g 0.6g
Carbohydrate 45g 11.1g
— Sugars 12.8g 3.2g
Fibre 9.8g 2.4g
Sodium 398mg 98mg
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