Beef Cheeks & Moroccan Cauliflower Cous Cous

 


For the Cous Cous-

1/2 cup (about 100g) pistachios (or slivered almonds) lightly toasted

1 head cauliflower, ‘riced’ by pulsing chunks in the food processor while raw to achieve the consistancy of rice. Don’t over-blend it or it will turn to mush.

1 tbs coconut oil

1/2 cup (100g) chopped dried apricots Handful

chopped mint Handful

chopped coriander

2-3 eshallots, finely chopped

1 tsp Garam Marsala

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 cup (125ml) lemon juice

2 tbs olive oil

1 tbs apple cider vinegar

For the Beef-

4 beef cheeks

1 cup (250ml) red wine (optional but delicious)

400g chopped tinned tomatoes

2 cups (500ml) stock- chicken or beef 1 tbs tomato paste

1 tbs cinnamon

3 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tbs coconut oil or ghee

1 red onion, finely diced Preheat oven to 120C.

In your crockpot heat the oil/ghee & brown the beef cheeks on both sides then remove. Add the onion, garlic & sauté until onion is translucent then add remaining ingredients. Bring to a simmer. Add the beef cheeks back in & pop in the oven for about 4hrs. Remove the lid for the last hour to help some of the liquid thicken. If using a slow cooker you can just pop everything straight into the slow cooker on low for 8-10 hrs, you can also leave the lid off for the last 2 hrs if you like to help thicken the sauce. If you do have excess liquid left over you can freeze it & add it to soups. For the cous cous, heat the coconut oil in a frypan & sauté the cauliflower ‘cous cous’ until it is just cooked then remove from heat. In a big bowl mix the mint, coriander, eshallots, apricots & nuts. In a small jar or cup mix/shake together the olive oil, cumin, garam marsala, lemon juice & apple cider vinegar to for your dressing. Add the cauliflower cous cous to the big bowl with the herbs etc, pour over the dressing & mix well to combine.

 

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