Moroccan Style Beef Stew

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Not the same old beef stew. This one is made with ground beef and chickpeas instead of stew beef and potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook orzo according to package directions or boil in lightly salted water 7 minutes until al dente; add drained chickpeas and drain all in a colander.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat; add onion and garlic and cook about 3 minutes while stirring.
  3. Season with cumin, oregano, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Add beef and cook 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring and breaking up meat.
  5. Add currants, olives, orange juice, red wine, and tomatoes; simmer 8 minutes.
  6. Stir in pasta and chickpeas.


Most Helpful

This was a tasty and sweet stew. I didn't have currants or raisins so I chopped up some prunes; I also used a small can of chopped black olives for the kalamata. Instead of orzo, I served this with low-carb macaroni. Fabulous dish though a bit sweeter than I am accustomed to. NO ONE noticed the presence of the prunes or olives (both no-nos with rest of family). That pushed my rating up to 5 stars.

luvinlif2k June 14, 2010

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