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This flavorful recipe is weight watchers core with the exception of the raisins. You can omit them, but it will drastically change the flavor of the dish. The entire recipe with raisin would be 4 points on the core plan, so splurge a little; it's worth it!
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 red potatoes, unpeeled, cut into small chunks
- 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small pieces
- 1 large onion, diced
- 2 carrots, peeled and sliced into thin rings
- 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1⁄2 cup raisins
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) canchopped tomatoes with juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 1⁄2 cups couscous
- 2 cups vegetable broth or 2 cups chicken broth, divided
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- In a large Dutch oven or high-sided skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
- Add potatoes, squash, onions, and carrots.
- Stir frequently for about 10 minutes until onions are golden brown.
- Add beans, raisins, tomatoes, cumin, cinnamon, salt, 1 cup of broth, and red pepper flakes.
- Bring to a boil; reduce to simmer and continue cooking for 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender when pierced with fork.
- Meanwhile prepare couscous as directed on package, using broth instead of water.
- Stir cilantro into stew and adjust seasoning with salt if desired.
- Serve over warm couscous.
Oh man. This smells like a dream will cooking. Omitted raisins due to personal preference. The butternut squash adds a very sweet flavor to the dish. Very hearty. Makes MUCH more than 4 servings for me. Fantastic. Healthy. Pretty to look at. Highly recommended.
OH GOODNESS!! I fudged a little on the ingredients because I didnt have everything, no raisins, added a little peanut butter at the end, some allspice in the couscous. My roommate even ate some and loved it and her food choices are less than adventurous. 5 stars definitely.
We hade a Moroccan themed birthday party for my Mom who was born in Casablanca. I made this stew and it was simply outstanding! The flavors, the texture the spices were absolutely delicious. The stew was a BIG hit with my family. Of all the many dishes served (some from an upscale Moroccan restaurant) this stew was by far the most popular. Thank goodness I tripled the recipe because it was gobbled up fast and what was left over was quickly divided into containers and sent home with everyone. The best compliment came from my Mom who said she hadn't had anything that deliciously authentic since leaving Morocco. We did omit the raisins since we don't have many raisin fans in the family and it was terrific! Even the kids ate it! Try it. You won't be sorry!