So I was in the mood for something with a reminder of Middle East tastes, then I realized I have never exposed my kiddos to some of the flavours that I used to and still adore. What I made was a Lebanese style ground beef with couscous. I wanted to add spinach to this, but it had gone bad and the only frozen veggie I had was corn…it turned out fantastic!!!
What you need:
1 and 1/2lbs of lean ground beef
1 red onion chopped
1/2 bag of organic or regular corn (I find the organic tastes more like corn)
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp of all spice
1 tbsp of turmeric
1 tbsp of garlic salt
1 tbsp of Italian seasonings
1 tbsp of onion powder
1 tbsp of sesame oil
4 tbsps of olive oil
Salt and cayenne pepper to taste!
With the ground beef and onion sauté all the seasonings and oil, once the beef is brown and the onions translucent then add the corn and 2 cups of water and simmer for about 20 mins or until the water has thickened up a bit, and serve over couscous.
If you have never made couscous, it’s waaaay easier than rice. You boil 1 and 1/2 cups of water for every cup of couscous you want. Boil the water with salt and 1tbsp of olive oil or butter and then once the water is boiling toss the couscous in, STIR, REMOVE FROM HEAT, cover and let sit for 5 mins. Fluff and then put the meat on top and ENJOY!!!
This meal has a subtle sweetness with no sugar added and it is very filling and flavourful!