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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 tsp cumin, optional

2-3 pieces of Asian Nan Pita bread or plain pita bread (pide)

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

Saute the onion and ground beef with butter for 3-4 minutes. Add the lentils and saute for another 4-5 minutes. Then add the remaining ingredients. Leave the lid halfway open and cook for 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 on the plates. Spread the cooked lentils over the pide/bread pieces. Place a few spoons of strained yogurt on top. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small pan. When it begins spitting, stir in the peppers and 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.

At 7:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi Binnur. no mention of salt and pepper here. of course, salt is a must so i am not going to ask about adding it :) but would it be ok to add a little black pepper too ? i know it sounds like a ridiculous question, but i just like to do things exactly like you do them specially since my results do not not turn out to be good every time i do not follow your instructions even in the smallest things :) thanks a lot. i know it is a re :)

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you for your noticing it, I have totally missed the ingredients and now corrected it:) I added the main seasonings and cumin which is optional:) Wish you the best!


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