with Apricot Glaze, Roasted Broccoli & Scallion Couscous
Obsessed with meatballs but ready to break out of your usual routine? This dish has just the thing. Here, we’ve ditched marinara sauce and spaghetti for savory-sweet apricot glaze and fluffy, lemon-scented couscous. The meatballs themselves are seasoned with warm Tunisian spices. As a bonus, there’s a side of tender, roasted broccoli. Prepare yourself for a flavor explosion.
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Chicken Stock Concentrate
Tunisian Spice Blend
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• Adjust rack to top position and preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry produce. • Cut broccoli into bite-size pieces if necessary. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens; mince whites. Zest and quarter lemon. • In a small bowl, combine jam, half the stock concentrates (you’ll use the rest later), and ¼ cup water (1⁄3 cup for 4 servings).
• Toss broccoli on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil, salt, and pepper. • Roast on top rack, flipping halfway through, until browned and tender, 15-20 minutes.
• Meanwhile, melt 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings) in a small pot over medium-high heat. Add couscous and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, 2-3 minutes. • Stir in ¾ cup water (1½ cups for 4) and remaining stock concentrate. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until tender, 6-8 minutes. • Keep covered off heat until ready to serve.
• While couscous cooks, in a large bowl, combine beef*, scallion whites, panko, Tunisian Spice Blend, and ¾ tsp salt (1½ tsp for 4 servings). Season with pepper. • Form into 10-12 1½-inch meatballs (20-24 for 4).
• Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning occasionally, until browned all over, 4-6 minutes. TIP: If there’s excess grease in your pan, carefully pour it out. • Pour in jam mixture and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook until meatballs are cooked through and glazed, 5 minutes more. • Stir in a squeeze of lemon juice to taste. TIP: If glaze is too thick, add a splash of water.
• Fluff couscous with a fork; stir in lemon zest, half the scallion greens, and 1 TBSP butter (2 TBSP for 4 servings). Season with salt and pepper. • Divide couscous, broccoli, and meatballs between plates. Top meatballs with remaining glaze from pan and remaining scallion greens. Serve with any remaining lemon wedges on the side.
Ground Beef is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160º.