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Beginners cheap and easy couscous


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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 merguez sausages
  • some beef
  • 500gr of couscous
  • olive oil
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 34 carrots
  • 1 small courgette
  • sauce
  • 1 tbsp harissa
  • 2 cubes
  • beef bouillon
  • 150g tomato concentrate
  • mixed spices


servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 40mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

In a large pot filled with water mix in the beef stock, spices, tomato paste, harissa on low heat.
Peel and cut all the vegetables into small pieces.
Cut the meat into small pieces (cook the merguez first in a frying pan).

Step 2

Mix everything together in the pot and cook for 40 minutes stirring often.
Prepare the couscous in boiling water, (you can use the cooking water from the pot for more flavour).

And it's ready.

You can freeze any leftovers for those lazy nights when you don't feel like cooking!


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