Moroccan-Style Beef Brochettes

With these Moroccan-Style Beef Brochettes, you get a delicious all-in-one dinner recipe, packed with the powerful protein that lean Canadian beef provides along with the goodness of grains and grilled veggies.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 green onions, thinly sliced
 ¼ cup (50 mL) minced fresh cilantro
 Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
 2 tbsp (30 mL) mild curry paste
 4 tsp (20 mL) olive oil
 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger root
 Pinch salt
 1 lb (0.45 kg) Top Sirloin Beef Grilling Steak (1 inch/2.5 cm thick), trimmed and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat couscous
 1 EACH sweet red and green pepper, seeded and cut into 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) chunks
 ½ cup (125 mL) low-fat plain yogurt

1

Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, garlic, green onions, cilantro, lemon rind and juice, curry paste, olive oil, ginger root and salt. Remove about 1/2 cup (125 mL) and set aside. In large sealable freezer bag, toss beef with remaining mixture; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions, using 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water; stir in 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the reserved dressing. Set aside. Alternately thread beef and pepper chunks onto skewers, discarding marinade.

3

Grill or broil brochettes using medium-high heat for 5 minutes per side or until medium-rare. Meanwhile, stir remaining reserved dressing into yogurt for dipping sauce. Serve grilled brochettes with couscous and dipping sauce.

Ingredients

 2 cloves garlic, minced
 2 green onions, thinly sliced
 ¼ cup (50 mL) minced fresh cilantro
 Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon
 2 tbsp (30 mL) mild curry paste
 4 tsp (20 mL) olive oil
 1 tbsp (15 mL) minced ginger root
 Pinch salt
 1 lb (0.45 kg) Top Sirloin Beef Grilling Steak (1 inch/2.5 cm thick), trimmed and cut into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat couscous
 1 EACH sweet red and green pepper, seeded and cut into 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) chunks
 ½ cup (125 mL) low-fat plain yogurt

Directions

1

Combine 1/2 cup (125 mL) water, garlic, green onions, cilantro, lemon rind and juice, curry paste, olive oil, ginger root and salt. Remove about 1/2 cup (125 mL) and set aside. In large sealable freezer bag, toss beef with remaining mixture; refrigerate for 15 minutes.

2

Meanwhile, prepare couscous according to package directions, using 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water; stir in 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the reserved dressing. Set aside. Alternately thread beef and pepper chunks onto skewers, discarding marinade.

3

Grill or broil brochettes using medium-high heat for 5 minutes per side or until medium-rare. Meanwhile, stir remaining reserved dressing into yogurt for dipping sauce. Serve grilled brochettes with couscous and dipping sauce.

Moroccan-Style Beef Brochettes
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