Couscous with Rutabaga & Beef Stew
Sprinkle steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the steak and cook, stirring frequently, until no longer pink on the outside, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.Advertisement
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan over medium heat. Add rutabaga, onion, tomato paste, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, cayenne (if using) and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 4 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Add broth and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the rutabaga is tender and the stew is thickened, 10 to 14 minutes.
Meanwhile, bring 1 cup water to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add couscous, cover and remove from the heat. Let stand for 5 minutes.
When the rutabaga is tender, return the steak to the stew, along with any accumulated juice from the plate. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the steak is cooked through, about 2 minutes more.
To serve, fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among 4 shallow bowls. Top with equal portions of the stew.
2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat