Couscous Meatloaf Chermoula

"This recipe is from Kitty Morse. I usually find her recipes have a long list of hard to find ingredients and are too complicated for me. This one does have a lot of steps but it is so delicious. I have to make sure that I have plenty of time whenever I want to make this."
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Ready In:
2hrs 25mins




  • Add the olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the onion, bell pepper, and garlic; cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until the onion is golden.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl; set aside.
  • Add the tomato sauce, cilantro, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat (this mixture will be refered to as chermoula from this point on) Cook, 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until the tomato sauce begins to bubble.
  • Remove from heat; add half of the chermoula to the onion-pepper-garlic mixture.
  • Keep the remainder of the chermoula in the pan and set aside.
  • In another saucepan, add 1 cup beef broth; bring to a boil.
  • Add in the couscous; stir once and remove saucepan from heat; cover and let stand for 12-15 minutes or until couscous is tender.
  • Lightly oil a 6-cup ring mold.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the couscous, ground lamb, ground sirloin, onion-pepper-garlic mixture, and eggs.
  • Mix together using your hands to break up any lumps.
  • Spoon mixture into the mold; spread evenly with a spatula.
  • Place mold in a larger baking pan (to catch any juices that may boil over).
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until firm.
  • Take out of the oven and let the meatloaf rest for 10 minutes.
  • Invert onto a serving platter.
  • Over medium heat, mix together the remaining chermoula and the remaining beef broth with the crushed bouillon cube and chopped tomatoes.
  • Cook for 6 minutes or so, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
  • Spoon the sauce over the meatloaf and serve any extra on the side.

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