It's less of a recipe and more like generalities, but here goes....
In a large skillet, sear 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat in a tablespoon or two of olive oil. Add in stock (preferably beef, but I realized I was out of beef and used duck instead), carrots, celery, onions, a splash or two of rice wine vinegar, thyme and salt and pepper.
Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until beef is tender. Mine took about 45 minutes. While that's cooking, use your leftover veggies and make some stock to cook the couscous in. When the beef is nearly done, toss in two portabella mushroom caps, sliced, and steam some asparagus. Cook the couscous by combining equal parts of boiling stock and couscous. Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.
Serve by laying asparagus on bottom, couscous next, then top with meat and vegetable mixture-make sure to get lots of the juice from the pan!!!
The best part of this was he ate everything on the plate. After he was done, I asked him if he liked the couscous! He finally admitted that maybe, just maybe, he likes couscous.
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