Harissa Beef & Black Bean Couscous
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Harissa Beef & Black Bean Couscous

Harissa Beef & Black Bean Couscous

with Yoghurt

Harissa, the chilli-based condiment originating from North Africa varies in heat from mild to firey. Our version is definitely on the mild side, with a gentle heat plus warming spices. It's the ideal sauce to complement beef, and with hearty couscous plus a cooling yoghurt, this bowl is a burst of flavour in every bite!

Unfortunately, this week's chickpeas were in short supply, so we've replaced them with black beans. Don't worry, the recipe will be just as delicious, just be sure to follow your recipe card!

Over 30g protein

Always read product labels for the most up-to-date allergen information. Visit hellofresh.co.nz/foodinfo for allergen and ingredient information. If you have received a substitute ingredient, please be aware allergens may have changed

Total Time15 minutes
Cooking Time


Serving amount

1 packet


(Contains Gluten; )

1 sachet

Chicken-Style Stock Powder

1 packet

beef mince

1 packet

Soffritto Mix

½ tin

black beans

(Contains Soy; )

1 packet

garlic paste

(May be present Egg, Milk, Gluten, Soy, Fish, Sesame, Almond, Brazil Nut, Cashew, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Pecan, Pistachio, Walnut, Pine Nut. )

1 packet

tomato paste

1 sachet

ras el hanout

1 packet

harissa paste

1 bag

baby spinach leaves

1 packet

Greek-Style Yoghurt

(Contains Milk; )

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

¾ cup

boiling water

40 g


(Contains Milk; )

2 tsp

brown sugar

½ cup



Nutrition Values

Energy (kJ)3860 kJ
Fat45.8 g
of which saturates21.6 g
Carbohydrate73.3 g
of which sugars15.1 g
Protein48.3 g
Sodium1520 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Large Non-Stick Pan



• Boil the kettle. • In a medium heatproof bowl, add couscous and chicken-style stock powder. Add the boiling water (3/4 cup for 2 people / 11/2 cups for 4 people) and half the butter and stir to combine. Immediately cover with a plate and leave for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and set aside.


• In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef mince and soffritto mix until just browned, 4-5 minutes. • Meanwhile, drain and rinse black beans (see ingredients).


• Add black beans, garlic paste, tomato paste, the brown sugar and ras el hanout and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. • Add the water and remaining butter. Stir to combine and simmer until slightly reduced, 1 minute. • Add harissa paste and baby spinach leaves and stir to combine. Season to taste.


• Divide couscous between bowls. Top with harissa beef and black beans. • Serve with Greek-style yoghurt. Enjoy!