Thursday, April 16, 2009

Moroccan Beef Patties with Couscous

(Photo Source: Rachel Ray's Blog)
Looking for some variety in our dinner menu I came across the following recipe on Rachel Ray's blog. This recipe is great for those who want to eat something different but yet still have a healthy meal. It's even great for those that are on the South Beach diet. The only difference would be to omit the couscous on Phase 1.

Moroccan Beef Patties With Couscous
1-1/2 cups couscous
Freshly ground pepper
1 lb. lean ground beef
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1 Tblsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground allspice
3 Tblsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley

In a small saucepan, bring 1-1/2 cups salted water to a boil. Stir in the couscous, cover and remove from the heat. After 5 minutes, fluff the couscous with a fork; season with pepper. Cover to keep warm.

In a large mixing bowl, combine beef, garlic, onion, paprika, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, 1 Tblsp. olive oil, 2 Tblsp. parsley & 1 tsp. salt. Form into 8 patties.

Heat the remaining 2 Tblsp. olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the beef patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare (or cook longer if you like your meat more well done.) Fluff the couscous again with a fork, transfer to a platter and top with the beef patties and the remaining 2 Tblsp. parsley.

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Mrs. B, a very peculiar person said...

What a delightful sounding change for beef patties. I will certainly give this one a try.


Ronda said...

OOOOO, now I'm really hungry.
I'm gonna have to try this one.
Thanks for posting this.
Love & Prayers,

Jen said...

This sounds really good! Thank you for sharing. Hope you had a great weekend.

Sandra said...

Sounds great, thank you :)

Karinann said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe. Now I know what to do with the ground beef I have out for tonight.

Raggedy Girl said...

That sounds really good.

From Roberta Anne- The Raggedy Girl

Blessed Beyond said...

this does sound really yummy!

Hugs and Blessings,

Joan said...

That looks different. I'm always looking for something new to make with ground me. I have never had couscous before. Is it like rice?

Evening Shade Morning Latte said...


Couscous is a Berber dish consisting of spherical granules made by rolling and shaping moistened semolina wheat and then coating them with finely ground wheat flour. The finished grains are about 1 mm in diameter before cooking. Traditional couscous requires considerable preparation time and is usually steamed. In many places, a more processed quick-cook couscous is available and is particularly valued for its short preparation time.

So no it's not a rice but if you don't have couscous you could use rice to substitute it. However, once you try couscous you'll like it.