Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ethiopian Spicy Ground Beef Stew

My Ethiopian Cooking: Spicy Ground Beef Stew (Minchet Abish Wot)

1 lb ground lean beef
1cup red onion or shallot (finely chopped)
3 tablespoon red hot chili pepper(berbere)
¼ cup purified butter **
4 cup boiled water

¼ teaspoon false cardamom *
A pinch of ginger
½ teaspoon fresh minced garlic or garlic powder
¼ teaspoon bishop weed*
Salt to taste

1st Step: In medium pot, cook the onion using the one cup boiled water by adding two tablespoon each time until the onion is golden brown and soft. (takes10 minutes);
2nd Step: Add one cup of boiled water to the cooked onion, berbere(red chili powder), garlic, ginger, bishop weed and stir it well; add the purified butter, stir very well and one cup of water; (10 minutes);
3rd Step: Spread out and sprinkle the ground beef into the onion pot, add two cups of water; Mix it well and cook for 20 minutes;
4th Step: Add salt and false cardamom; cook it for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
You will find these spices in Ethiopian or Indian shops/groceries
** Please click here to see how to prepare 
Purified Butter (Nitir Kebe)