Spiced Grilled Beef (Beef Mechoui)

A traditional Moroccan dish that uses cumin,paprika, and coriander adds a mild spice to the meat.

In this traditional Moroccan dish, the use of cumin, paprika, and coriander come into play to bring a mild spice to the beef meat. The heat is toned down with a serving of couscous. Serve this Spiced Grilled Beef (Beef Mechoui) recipe to your dinner table in five simple steps!

Spiced Grilled Beef (Beef Mechoui)

Roddy Abaya
A traditional Moroccan dish that uses cumin,paprika, and coriander adds a mild spice to the meat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Others
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

Spiced Grilled Beef (Beef Mechoui)

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 kilo Beef (use tenderloin), cut into 1-inch thick pieces
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small bunch flat-leaf parsley chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Knorr SavorRich Chicken
  • lemon juice
  • cilantro (wansoy)
  • 1 mint leaves chopped finely
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 lemongrass (tanglad)

Instructions
 

  • Toast cumin and coriander seeds by swirling them in a hot pan. Let cool then crush to a fine powder with a mortar and pestle.
  • Marinate tenderloin for at least 4 hours (or overnight for best results) in crushed cumin and coriander, paprika, olive oil, parsley, Knorr SavorRich chicken, and lemon juice. Remember to bring meat to room temperature about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Preheat charcoal, gas, or stovetop grill. Grill tenderloin strips, searing each side briefly, making sure beef is not overdone, about 1 minute.
  • Make the dipping sauce: Mix mint leaves and yogurt. Serve sauce with lemons on the side.
  • Spread cooked couscous on a platter and top with beef strips. Serve with dipping sauce.Couscous-cooking tip: Give your couscous a richer flavor by using chicken stock instead of water and salt when preparing.
Keyword beef mechoui
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