Beef Tagine

Beef Tagine

Hearty and spicy beef stew for a cold night out in the wilderness

servings: 1 | calories: 547 | cooking time: 20 min | weight: 204 gr / oz
Category: base camp, dinners

nutrition info:

calories: 547, protein: 37.1 g, carbs: 70.8 g, fat: 35.4 g, sugars: 0.6 g, sodium: 455 mg

you'll need:

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon roast beef gravy mix
1/3 cup couscous
1 tablespoon ghee
1 small shallot
2 baby carrot
1/2 can beef chunks (about 100g/3.53oz)

at home:

Combine all spices and dry gravy mix in a small zip-lock bag.
Put couscous into another zip-lock bag.
Pack other ingredients separately.

on the trail:

Bring 1/3 cup water to a boil; season with salt.
Pour hot salted water into the bag with couscous, stir and let stand 5 minutes.
Peel and slice carrot, chop the onion.
Melt the ghee in a pot, add onions and carrots; cook until soft.
Blend in beef chunks.
Combine gravy mix with ½ cup of water in a mug.
Pour gravy into the pot and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
Simmer for 1 minute, then remove from heat.
Fluff couscous with a fork; top with beef sauce and serve.


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  1. Melinda on May 18, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    Your picture has chickpeas but they are not in the recipe. Do you use dehydrated chickpeas for this?

    • romichkSG on May 18, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      Hi Melinda! You are right, this recipe do not contain chickpeas. I’ve added them for experiment to make more nutritious meal. As this meal wasn’t dehydrated, I’ve used canned chickpeas.

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