Moroccan Beef with Couscous 3-2-1
Prep: 20 min
Cook: 20 min
Servings: 2
A new take on steak, inspired my the flavours of north Africa


  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 200 g lean beef
  • 4 dried apricots, chopped
  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green bean
  • 1/2 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
  • spray olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 x 400 g can no-added-salt chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup coriander stalks and leaves, chopped


  1. Mix half the orange juice and half the ground spices 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 and remaining ground spices.
  4. Combine remaining orange juice and 3/4 cup boiling water. Pour over couscous mix, cover and set aside for at least 3 minutes, then fluff with a fork. Stir through chick peas and fresh coriander.
  5. Microwave beans and broccoli in a covered dish with 1-2 tablespoons of water on HIGH (100%) for 3 minutes until just tender. Stir after 2 minutes to ensure even cooking.
  6. Heat a large non-stick frypan and spray with oil. Drain steaks well and discard marinade. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest for at least 5 minutes. Serve with couscous and greens.


*To make this dish gluten free, swap the couscous for rice or quinoa.

Healthy tip!

Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 2134 kJ 406 kJ
510 Cal 97 Cal
Protein 39 g 7 g
Fat, total 6 g 1 g
— saturated 0.9 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 66 g 12 g
— sugars 11 g 2 g
Sodium 271 mg 51 mg
Fibre 13 g 2 g

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Comments (3)

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    Thanks for the feedback Penny and Fleur. I'd suggest adding lemon juice, lemon zest, pepper and extra cumin to the couscous to give it a bit more zing.
    Posted on: 21 Mar 19

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    Yep, found the couscous plain and made too much for the meal... pass on that, so it became steak and vegies...
    Posted on: 09 Mar 19

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    Dry and bland. I used fresh green beans but I think they'd have to be really fresh and young to make this tasty.
    Posted on: 30 Jan 19

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