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  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, trimmed, halved and slices
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into coins
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon each ground ginger and cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 15 1/2 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat oil in a large, lidded nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrots and cook, stirring, 5 minutes.
Crumble in ground beef. Increase heat to medium-high and cook 5 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute.
In measuring cup, whisk broth and flour until smooth. Add to skillet, along with chickpeas, apricots and raisins. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions. Spoon onto platter and add beef mixture. Top with cilantro and serve.


  • You can substitute ground turkey, chicken or even meatloaf mix for the ground beef in these recipes.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 576, Fat, total (g) 14, chol. (mg) 69, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 78, fiber (g) 10, pro. (g) 35, sodium (mg) 697, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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