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Tagine-Style Beef and Rice

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Tagine-Style Beef and Rice

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 50
  • Serving: 6


2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb (500 g) Extra Lean or Lean Ground Beef Sirloin*

¾ tsp (4 mL) ground allspice

¾ tsp (4 mL) cinnamon

1 cup (250 mL) brown rice

2 cups (500 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth

1 EACH sweet red and yellow pepper, diced

1 cup (250 mL) dried fruit (e.g. diced apricots, currants, cranberries)

3 tbsp (45 mL) minced fresh mint

2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice

½ cup (125 mL) raw sunflower seeds


Heat oil over medium heat in large heavy saucepan or Dutch oven. Add onion and garlic; cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add beef; cook, breaking up with wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain, if desired.
Stir in allspice, cinnamon, rice and chicken broth; bring to boil. Cover and simmer until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, about 40 minutes.
Remove from heat. Stir in sweet pepper, dried fruit, mint and lemon juice. Top each serving with sunflower seeds.