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Beef with Garbanzo Beans, Peppers and Couscous

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Enjoy this wonderful beef recipe made with garbanzo beans, peppers and couscous - a hearty dinner ready in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon beef-flavor instant bouillon
1
cup uncooked couscous
1
teaspoon olive oil
2
medium green bell peppers, cut into 2x1/4x1/4-inch strips
1
tablespoon water
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
2
teaspoons cumin
1/4
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2
lb. thinly sliced deli cooked roast beef, as rare as possible, cut into 1x1/4-inch strips
12
pitted ripe olives, cut into wedges
1
(15-oz.) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed

Steps

  • 1 Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add bouillon; stir until dissolved. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and 1 tablespoon water; stir to coat peppers with oil. Cover; cook 2 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients and cooked couscous. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Fluff with fork before serving. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1 Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in medium saucepan. Add bouillon; stir until dissolved. Stir in couscous. Remove from heat; cover and let stand 5 minutes.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add bell peppers and 1 tablespoon water; stir to coat peppers with oil. Cover; cook 2 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in remaining ingredients and cooked couscous. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Fluff with fork before serving. If desired, sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper.

Expert Tips

Couscous resembles a grain but is actually a tiny pasta that's very popular in Middle Eastern cooking. Its mild flavor makes it a good complement to a variety of savory dishes, and the quick-cooking version found in most supermarkets takes only 5 minutes to prepare.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cups
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
630mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
37g
12%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
2g
2%
Protein
20g
20%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 2 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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