Last night, dinner was great. It was a slow cooker meal which helps me a ton. I get it ready the night before, put it in the fridge and plug it in in the morning.
So, without further ado, I give you Spiced Brazed Beef with Sweet Potatoes (found in Real Simple 3/09)
1 1/2 pounds Beef chuck, cut into chunks
2 Sweet potatoes (about 1 pound) cut in to 1/2 inch thick half moons
1 28 oz Can whole peeled tomatoes
1 Large red onion cut into wedges
1/2 cup Dried apricots
2 tsp Ground cumin
2 tsp Ground ginger
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Cayenne
Salt to taste
1 10 oz Box couscous
1 15 oz Can chickpeas, rinsed
2 cups Baby spinach
1/4 cup Roasted almonds, chopped
1. In a 4 to 6 quart slow cooker, combine the beef, potatoes, tomatoes (in their juices), onion, apricots, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, cayenne, 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 cup water.
2. Cook covered until meat is tender on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 7-8 hours.
3. Ten minutes before serving, prepare the couscous according to the package directions.
4. Add the chickpeas to the slow cooker and cook until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in spinach. Serve with couscous and sprinkle with almonds.