I have not been writing too much in my blog for the past two months. Now that I am retired, I am hoping to return to writing regularly as well as expand on what I am writing about. I hope that many folks who used to look at my blog might return now that I am going to make more effort.
Tonight I made dinner for Paula and myself. I found a recipe that sounded good in the recent (July 2016) issue of Food Network magazine called Spiced Beef Patties with Couscous. What caught my attention was the fact that I could make enough of this recipe (i.e. the beef patties…) so that we could enjoy it on two different nights. While Paula was sleeping before going to work, I mixed up the ingredients for the beef patties. After she got up, I cooked up the couscous and the cooked a few beef patties for the two of us. It was easy and took very little time.
Meanwhile, mix 1/2 cup of plain yogurt, 1/4 cup of chopped cilantro, 1 teaspoon paprika and a large pinch of salt in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium rare. Fluff the couscous with a fork and stir in the remaining cilantro. Serve the patties with the couscous and yogurt sauce.