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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Green Lentil Stew with Ground Beef

(Sengeser - East Anatolia Region)

Green Lentil Stew with Ground Beef
3/4 cup lentils, soaked in water overnight, rinsed
~150 g ground beef
1 small onion, thinly sliced
2 cups warm water
2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 small tomato, peeled, diced
1 small cubanelle pepper, discard the seeds, chopped
3 tbsp canned crushed tomatoes
1/2 tsp cumin
Plain Turkish yogurt, at room temperature

Cook the ground beef and onion in a medium size pot by stirring frequently. Add in the remaining ingredients. Place the lid open on half way. Cook for 20-25 minutes at medium-low heat until the lentils are softened, stir occasionally.

Serve it with a dollop of Turkish Yogurt in each serving.

Makes 2-3 servings.



At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well one, it must be very nutritious! I like both lentils and mince meat:)

At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, can I add red lentils?

At 9:48 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

The red lentils usually split up whereas the green lentils stay as whole. If you want to use both of them, give it a try:)


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