Spiced Beef Patties with Couscous

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 carrots, finely grated
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped dried apricots or golden raisins
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups couscous (10 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons hot paprika
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 3 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions
  • Combine 2 cups water, half of the grated carrots, 2 tablespoons olive oil, the dried apricots, 1/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the couscous; cover and remove from the heat. Set aside until ready to serve.

  • Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, half of the cilantro, 1 teaspoon paprika and a large pinch of salt in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Combine the ground beef, scallions, cumin, cinnamon, 1 teaspoon salt and the remaining grated carrot and 1 teaspoon paprika in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until just combined. Form into four 3/4-inch-thick oval patties.

  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Fluff the couscous with a fork and stir in the remaining cilantro. Serve the patties with the couscous and yogurt sauce.

  • Photograph by Ryan Dausch


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