Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Bazella (Lebanese peas & carrot, beef)

- 500 gr Frozen peas & carrots (diced)
- 400 gr Frozen minced beef
- 1 medium Onion (chopped med/small; not tiny)
- 3 Tbsp Tomato paste
- 4 cups Water
- 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 Tbsp All Spice
- 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 Tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- 1 Lemon (juiced)

Put the vegetable oil in a deep pot over medium/high heat (4-5/6), when hot add the onion and sweat for 2 min. 

Add the frozen minced beef and turn for the meat to break in small pieces; Add spices to the mix (Salt, cinnamon, all spice, black pepper). Stir until meat cooked :)

Prepare 3 Tbsp of tomato paste mixed with 4 cups of water; add into the meat mixture. Let raise to the boil, then lower the heat (2/6) and let simmer for 35 minutes.

Once done, add the lemon juice & serve!

** This dish is normally served with Lebanese rice. First layering the rice in the bottom of the plate, then this in the center :) Enjoy!**

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