Oriental Beef and Couscous

Oriental Beef And Couscous

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 c
    couscous
  • 1/2 c
    apricot preserves, all fruit type
  • 1 Tbsp
    low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger, grated
  • 1/8 tsp
    red pepper, crushed
  • 3/4 oz
    beef flank, trimmed
  • 1 c
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 c
    green pepper strips
  • 1 c
    red pepper strips
  • 2
    green onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp
    red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp
    cornstarch

How to Make Oriental Beef and Couscous

Step-by-Step

  1. Cook couscous according to package directions on the range top, except omit margarine or butter and salt.
  2. For sauce, stir together preserves, soy sauce, gingerroot and crushed red pepper; set aside. Thinly slice steak on the bias into bite-size strips.
  3. Place beef strips in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
  4. Cover and micro-cook on 100% power (high) for 5 or 6 minutes.
  5. For low-wattage ovens: cook 8 to 9 minutes or until meat is tender, stirring after 3 minutes.
  6. Remove meat and discard juices.
  7. In the casserole place mushrooms, green and red pepper strips and green onions.
  8. Pour sauce mixture over the vegetables.
  9. Toss gently until mixed.
  10. Cover and micro-cook on high for 4 to 5 minutes (low wattage ovens: 7 to 8 minutes) or until pepper strips are crisp-tender, stirring after every minute.
  11. Stir together vinegar and cornstarch, then add mixture to casserole.
  12. Stir in meat.
  13. Micro-cook, uncovered, on high for 3 to 4 minutes (low wattage ovens: 5 to 6 minutes) or until mixture is thick and bubbly, stirring after every minute.
  14. Serve with cooked couscous.

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About Oriental Beef and Couscous

Course/Dish: Beef
Regional Style: Asian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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