Posted in Turkish Cuisine

Et Sote (Turkish Beef Casserole)

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Ingredients

4 Green Peppers (2 hot 2 mild)

2 Red Peppers

1 Large Onion

3 Tomatoes

500g Beef (diced in small pieces)

1 tbsp Pepper paste

½ tsp Cumin

½ tsp Black Pepper

½ tsp Salt

½ tsp Paprika

1 beef stock cube

1tbsp oil

METHOD

Slice the peppers in thin strips and chop them finely.  Chop the onion finely and put them all in a bowl.  Chop the tomatoes and keep them in a separate bowl.

Put the beef in a wok (without adding any oil) and add the salt, paprika, black pepper and cumin.

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Let it simmer on a medium heat in its own juices for about 10 minutes. (Stir regularly to avoid sticking) Once it is browned remove the beef and set aside.

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Add the oil and saute the peppers and the onions.  Stir regularly till they are golden.

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Add the tomatoes,  then in a small bowl mix the pepper paste in 2 tbsps of water and add to the mixture (if too thick add a little more water as needed).

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Add the beef and the stock cube and cover the wok with a lid. Let it simmer on a low heat for 20 minutes.

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Serving suggestion

Goes well with rice, Cacik or natural yoghurt.

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