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Ethiopian Beef Tibs

Ethiopian Beef Tibs

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1 pound eye of round roast beef (you can also use sirloin or chuck)
2 onions, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
4 tablespoons niter kebbeh (Ehtiopian spiced butter), divided
2 tablespoons berbere
½ - 1 teaspoon salt (to your taste)
juice from 1/2 lemon

½ teaspoon fenugreek, ground
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon clove, ground
½ teaspoon black pepper, ground
¼ teaspoon cardamom, ground
2 jalapenos, deseeded and thinly sliced
2 – 3 sprigs rosemary

Ethiopian beef tibs is a tasty little dish made with meaty chunks of beef (although you could also use lamb or chicken with this recipe), spiced and ready to impress. We use authentic berbere spice, a distinctive Ethiopian mix that adds a defining quality to the cuisine, and niter kebbeh, a flavor-rich spiced butter that adds complex layers of spicy yumminess to the beef.

We think you’ll be addicted by the first bite.

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Berbere Spice Fenugreek Seeds Ground Cloves Cardamom Seeds Cumin Seeds

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Making beef tibs

Cut the beef into ½ inch chunks.

Peel and roughly chop the onions.
Peel and mince the garlic and ginger.
Finely slice the jalapeños.
Juice ½ lemon.

Heat 2 tablespoons spiced butter in a skillet over medium-high. Add the onions and sautée until soft and translucent (about 5 minutes), then add the garlic. Continue sautéing until garlic becomes aromatic (about 1 minute more).

Stir in the berbere spices and continue cooking, stirring continuously, until the spices release their fragrances (1 – 2 minutes).

Add the following:
beef
ginger
fenugreek
cumin
black pepper
cardamom
spiced butter (remaining 2 tablespoons)

Stir to fully coat the beef in the spiced mixture. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered until the beef is cooked through and the gravy is reduced and thick (about 40 minutes).

Stir in the lemon juice, salt, and jalapenos. Cook another 2 – 3 minutes.

Serve hot.

For an authentic meal, serve with a bit of misir wot and injera (Ethiopian lentils and flatbread). You can also serve over rice.

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