Friday, September 12, 2008

CORE Beef & Couscous Patties

Moist and tasty beef patties with couscous, tomatoes and herbs
Serving suggestion: on a bed of mash with a dollop of salsa
Pictured with Potato, Cannellini Bean & Yoghurt Mash

Serves: 4 large muffins (the 1 cup "American" style)

Difficulty: Easy


  • 3/4 cup dry couscous
  • 2 tsp powdered beef stock (or 2 cubes)
  • 250 grams savoury mince mix (uncooked weight), or 250g premium mince, cooked with 1/4 onion and garlic and cooled
  • 1/2 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup "creamed" style cottage cheese
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 egg
  • 2 tsp Italian herbs mix (or your favourite herbs/spices)

Add couscous, stock powder and 3/4 cup boiling water to a large mixing bowl.
Allow water to absorb and cool.
Add all ingredients and mix well.
Spray muffin pans with oil.
Divide mix between muffin trays
Bake in preheated oven at 180*C for 35-40 mins.

The easiest way to de-tray these is to run a knife or spatula around edge of pan. Invert a baking tray or chopping board on the top. Flip the whole arrangement and give a firm tap on the kitchen counter and they will pop out easily.

Not on Core? The total of this recipe is approx 21 points (5 pts per muffin/patty)

Recipe modified from Buttermint's couscous muffins

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The family loved these