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Beef and Leek Couscous

Categories: Comfort Foods, Entertaining, Quick to fix
Type: Main Dishes

Beef and leeks make a great addition to this couscous recipe.

Prep Time: 25M

Cooking Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 6-8


  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 6 leeks, cleaned and finely sliced
  • 11/2lb (675g) ground beef
  • 2 red chiles, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 6 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups hot beef stock
  • handful of flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 1lb (450g) couscous
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  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C). Heat the oil in a large casserole, add the leeks, and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in the chiles, paprika, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Pour in the wine and cook for 3 minutes, then add the stock and parsley and combine well. Stir in the couscous, then cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 15 minutes. Stir and serve.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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