Christmas Eats Easy one-pot beef & couscous

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Couscous is basically tiny beads of semolina mixed with flour and the grains are usually really light and fluffy meaning you will have more space in your tummy for an extra plate.

Who else is tired of the rice for Christmas Lunch tradition? Here is a fast and easy “not rice” recipe that will blow your family and friend’s palates away.

Couscous is basically tiny beads of semolina mixed with flour and the grains are usually really light and fluffy meaning you will have more space in your tummy for an extra plate.

For those that do not want to resume at the gym Jan 1st, 2018….this is a better alternative to rice.

But please check the label of your couscous brand to be sure it is regular and not whole grain.

Whole grain couscous contains about the same calories as rice if not more.

Yield: Serves 4

Cooking Time: 30mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 cup onion

  • 4 cups vegetables (You could use bell peppers, carrots….)

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 2 cups Couscous

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • 3 cups chopped cooked beef

Instructions

  • Grease sauce pan with oil.

  • Add onion and vegetables, season with salt and black pepper then stir fry till soft.

  • Add couscous and chicken stock, mix properly, cover saucepan and leave to simmer till couscous is cooked.

  • Add cooked beef and mix properly.

  • Leave to cook for another 2mins.

  • Serve with a bottle of wine because it is Christmas day!

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