Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
I was looking for a good way to use up some tough steak I had accidentally bought. I used the standard spices used in most Moroccan dishes & added some vegetables. Simmering the meat for a long time got rid of the toughness. I served this mixture over rice & everyone loved it.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs top sirloin steaks, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1⁄3 medium onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 3 cups assorted fresh vegetables, cut up
- Heat the olive oil in a large pan then add the beef & onions. Cook the beef until all the sides are brown.
- Add enough water to the pan to cover the beef. Stir in all the other ingredients except for the vegetables. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium, cover & simmer for 60 minutes (adding more water if needed).
- Once the beef is tender add the vegetables to the sauce. Cover with the lid & simmer for another 10-15 minutes. The mixture is done once the vegetables are soft.
- Serve over rice or couscous.
- Note: I used zucchini, cauliflower, carrots, green peppers, & parsnip as my vegetables.
This takes everyday items and makes them into a great dinner. I had top sirloin and it turned out very tender and tasty. I used 2 chopped whole tomatoes in place of the paste. My veggies were tiny potatoes, sugar peas, cauliflower and carrots. Even DH ate and enjoyed it! I server it with whole wheat couscous. Truly top marks.