Stew-pendous: Libyan kusksu

Good Food on Bad Plates

We don’t typically make a lot of stews because Toddler Mash doesn’t typically eat them. A couple of weekends ago, though,we ended up making a lamb cobbler on the Saturday and kusksu (Libyan couscous with spicy beef and vegetables) on the Sunday. He surprised us on the Saturday: after being lured in by the cobbler topping, he actually ate some of the lamb and vegetables. Read on to see whether the Libyan dish was a similar success.

Kusksu (recipe from The Daring Gourmet)

Ingredients (we doubled this)
1lb stewing beef, cut into 4 pieces
1 1/2 tbsp oil for frying
1 large onion, halved and cut in rings
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, peeled and halved
2 carrots, halved
8oz sweet potato (or pumpkin or yam), cut into four chunks
1 tin of chickpeas
1 bay leaf
1 tsp hot…

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