Chick peas with Beef (Etli Nohut Yemegi)

16th, 2012
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1 lb beef, in chunks
1 onion, chopped
1+1 tbsp canola oil
2 cups chick peas, cooked/canned
3-4 cups water
1 tbsp salt to taste
1 ½ tbsp tomato paste

Soak the chick peas in water at least for 5-6 hours. Drain and cook with 3-4 cups of water till they get soft. Drain and leave aside. If using canned chick peas, just drain.
In a big pot, sauté meat chunks with 1 tbsp of canola oil. Stir in 4 cups of water and simmer over medium heat till meats are tender (approximately 18-20 minutes). Once meat gets softer add salt.
Meanwhile, sauté onions with 1 tbsp canola oil and stir in tomato paste. Cook for a few minutes.
Add sautéed onions and cooked chick peas to the pot which you cooked the meat inside. Cook them all for an additional 5-7 minutes.

By Hayriye Cetin Karaca ( )

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