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Spiced Chickpeas and Beef over Couscous

This recipe features earthy spices like cumin, cinnamon, and turmeric. Quick-cooking couscous means this dinner hits the table in a flash.

Serves 4
Ready in 20 mins
Prep time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
657 calories per serving


> 1 (10 oz) box couscous
> 1 tbsp olive oil
> 1/2 cup pre-diced peppers
> 1 lb ground beef
> 1 tbsp cumin
> 1 tsp cinnamon
> 2 tsp smoked paprika
> 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
> 1 (15.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
> 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Prepare the couscous according to package directions.
In a 10-inch skillet, heat the oil on medium-high. Add the peppers, beef, cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper. Cook the ground beef 8–10 min., until browned, breaking up with the back of a wooden spoon.
Add the chickpeas to the skillet. Cook 2–3 min., until chickpeas are warmed, stirring often. Serve chickpea mixture over couscous. Garnish with the parsley.

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