This a really quick, filling dish that's great for weeknight meals and is ready in about 40 minutes. Use Israeli couscous (also called pearl couscous or giant couscous); instant couscous won't work with this recipe. Serve with a garden salad, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot®) and select Saute function to heat the pot. Add ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until beef is browned and crumbly, about 5 minutes. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

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  • Deglaze pot with 1/4 cup chicken broth and allow to cook off, about 3 minutes. Stir in remaining 1 cup chicken broth, red pepper, pearl couscous, parsley, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes; stir until well combined.

  • Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 6 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

  • Release pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Unlock and remove the lid. Mix in spinach. Stir, place the lid loosely on the pot, and leave for 5 minutes to allow couscous to absorb the remainder of the liquid. Taste and season with additional salt if desired.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; protein 31.1g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 16.6g; cholesterol 79.9mg; sodium 801.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 3 stars
03/18/2020
Followed the recipe exactly. Before serving I noticed the spinach had vanished so I quickly grabbed a handful of frozen spinach and threw in. I would definitely cut the amount of couscous in half. All the other ingredients were lost. Added more seasoning when I heated the leftovers the next day. Might make again with less cous cous. Read More