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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