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Friday, March 04, 2011

Green Lentil - Ground Beef on Pide

(Galacoş - Bayburt, Black Sea Region)

<br />Green Lentil - Ground Beef on Pide
1/2 cup green lentils, soak in water overnight, washed and drained
5-6 tbsp ground beef
1 onion, sliced
1 small tomato, diced
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp crushed tomatoes, canned
1 1/2 cups warm water

1/2 cup creamy Turkish yogurt
2 tbsp butter
Red pepper
Cayenne pepper

Saute the onion and ground beef with butter for about 3-4 minutes. Add the lentils and saute for another 4-5 minutes. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Cook for about 20-25 minutes at medium-low heat until the lentils soften, stir occasionally.

Cut the Home Made Turkish bread or pide in bite size. Arrange them in the plate. Spread the cooked lentils all over them. Put few tablespoon strained yogurt. Melt the butter in a small pan and add in the pepper. When the butter starts bubbling, pour over the dish.

Makes 2-3 servings.



At 11:41 AM, Blogger LaMa said...

I am from Samsun and never heard this. Looks delicious and healthy, Worth to try!
ps: We ordered your book as a birthday gift to a Latino friend and she is cooking Turkish dishes since then.Thank you!

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

This dish belongs to Bayburt and its territory:)

At 11:32 PM, Anonymous Birgitta Höglund's Food said...

Hello Binnur. Heard about Your blog on my last trip to Turkey.
What a great collection on delicious Turkish food You have here :)
I live in Alanya for about 4 months every winter and just love the food.

Writing a foodblog in Sweden since 2 years and now also have a column with my recipes in Hello Alanya Magazine. Heard about Your blog from the Editor.

I will put a link to Your website, so more people in Sweden can find all these lovely recipes :)
Best wishes. Birgitta

At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lentils and ground meat are not known combination to me.Im so happy to have found this recipe.Take care.


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