Lebanese Potato and Beef Stew With a Side of Rice
 
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Lebanese Potato and Beef Stew is a common traditional dish that is served with a side of rice.
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Recipe type: Middle Eastern Stew
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1.5 lbs of Beef Stew Meat, cubed
  • 3lbs Potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 head of fresh garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1 medium onion, minced
  • 2.5 table spoons of ghee or butter
  • 2-3 teaspoons of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of coriander leaves finely chopped (preferably green)
  • 1.5 teaspoon of salt
  • a dash of Lebanese 7-Spices (or allspice)
  • Warm Water
  • A side of rice
Instructions
  1. In a deep cooking pot, saute/fry the meat in the ghee/butter on medium heat with a bit of salt for about 8-10 minutes or until medium-well cooked.
  2. Add the garlic, onions, coriander leaves, 7-spices and the remaining salt to the beef and saute well together for another 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add about 6-7 cups of warm water (watch out for the steam), bring to a boil, cover and let simmer/cook on low heat for 2 to 2.5 hours.
  4. Meanwhile, bake the cubed potatoes in the oven for about 30 minutes at 370 degrees, then add them to the simmering meat half-way through its cooking time.
  5. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the tomato paste, stir well, then let simmer for the remaining time.
  6. Serve hot with a side of rice.
Recipe by Mama's Lebanese Kitchen - Traditional Lebanese Recipes at http://www.mamaslebanesekitchen.com/meats/lebanese-potato-beef-stew/