Moroccan Spiced Mince with Couscous
I originally found this recipe through my HelloFresh UK order, and not being a big fan of couscous, I was surprised that I liked this dish as much as I did. I’ve altered it somewhat from the original recipe, adding in fresh chilli for more spice, and some cinnamon for extra sweetness.
Heat a non-stick saucepan over a medium heat. Add 250g beef mince to this pan and stir until browned. Sprinkle in some salt and black pepper for seasoning.
Next, add a diced onion, 3 cloves of crushed garlic, 1 red chilli, sliced, and a thinly sliced red pepper to the pan. Stir in 1 tablespoon of ras-el-hanout and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the pan and stir well.
Once the vegetables have softened, pour in one can of chopped tomatoes, a beef stock cube and around 200ml water. Bring to the boil and stir.
Once boiling, simmer for around 20 minutes.
In a bowl, place 200g couscous, a squeeze of lemon juice, salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil, and cover with 300ml boiling water before giving it a quick stir. Cover with a plate and leave for 10 minutes to cook.
Stir in a handful of chopped coriander to the mince, and serve your moroccan spiced mince with the couscous.
Optional: Sprinkle over some chopped peanuts for some crunch, or serve with griddled courgette.