Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April 26: Basic Turkish Stew

Prep. Time: 15 min 
Cook Time: 3 to 4 hr.
Total Time: 3 hr.
10-12 servings


  • 3 lbs. beef chunk cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 lbs. frozen baby peas or green peas
  • 1 lbs. potatoes (chopped into no larger than 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 lbs.carrot (chopped into no larger than 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 medium size onion (chopped)
  • 2-3 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 lbs. tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. red pepper paste (optional)
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp various steak seasoning
  • Salt
  1. Place meat in a large heavy pot, add oil, peppercorns and garlic. In a small bowl mix together the salt, pepper, cumin and steak seasoning; pour over meat, and stir to coat meat with spice mixture and oil. 
  2. Cover, and cook on low heat for about 2-3 hours until meat is tender and you can split a meat cube with a fork.
  3. Add chopped onions on top of already cooked meat, stir occasionally and sauté  until onions are tender.
  4. Add tomato and pepper paste, sauté all together. Add vegetables and cook 20 more minutes. Bon appetite!

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