Moroccan Beef with Couscous
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Serves: 6
You'll love this new take on steak, inspired by the exotic tastes of Northern Africa.


  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3 tsp Moroccan seasoning
  • 6 x 125 g lean beef, fat trimmed
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 10 dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1 tsp ground cumin or ground coriander
  • 1 x 400g can no-added-salt chickpeas, drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 cups green beans, trimmed and cut into 5cm lengths
  • 1 head broccoli or broccolini, cut into florets


  1. Mix ¼ cup of orange juice and 2 teaspoons seasoning in a non-metal dish.
  2. Add steaks, turning to coat in juice mixture. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes to marinate.
  3. In a large heatproof bowl combine onion, apricots, couscous, cumin or dried coriander and remaining teaspoon of seasoning.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining ¼ cup of orange juice and boiling water. Add the orange juice mixture to couscous mix, cover and set aside.
  5. Place a metal steamer into a large saucepan with a few centimetres of water. Add beans and broccoli and bring to the boil. Steam with the lid on for 5-6 minutes or until bright green and tender.
  6. Heat a large non-stick frypan. Drain steaks well and discard marinade. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking.
  7. Remove from heat, cover and set aside to rest for 3 minutes.
  8. Fluff couscous with a fork to separate grains and stir through chickpeas and coriander.

Microwave beans and broccoli in a covered dish with 1-2 tablespoons of water on HIGH (100%) for 4 minutes until just tender. Stir after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.


  • Replace broccoli with a bunch of broccolini or 10 yellow squash.
  • Replace beef with lamb steak.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 1400 kJ 393 kJ
Protein 36.7 g 10.3 g
Fat, total 6.2 g 1.7 g
— saturated 1.7 g 0.5 g
Carbohydrate 29 g 8.2 g
— sugars 5.6 g 1.6 g
Sodium 715.7 mg 201.2 mg
Fibre 6.9 g 1.9 g

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    Must try the variation. I have never had beed :-)
    Bart Katarski
    Posted on: 16 Nov 16

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