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Friday, October 14, 2005

Chickpeas with Ground Beef

(Kiymali Nohut)

Chickpeas with Ground Beef
1 can of chickpeas
1 onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp regular or medium ground beef
2 tbsp crushed tomato
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cumin
Pepper for taste

Cook the onion and ground beef in a pot. Then add the rest of the ingredients and continue cooking on medium heat with the lid half-covered for another 10-15 minutes.

Chickpeas with Ground Beef is very easy to make, and it tastes great, especially when served with Pilaf with Orzo.

* This is a vegetarian dish (don't use the ground beef).


At 2:12 PM, Anonymous Susen said...

Hi Binnur

I'd like to thank you for creating such a wonderful site. I am a Turkish woman from London. I have been looking for a decent Turkish cookbook published in English for ages and am extremely happy to have found your site. I'm looking forward to finally cooking the meals that I miss and know so well - and hope getting them right too!

All the best


At 5:50 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Susen,
Living outside Turkey is hard, I miss just about every thing,
especially the delicious Turkish dishes. Cooking and sharing the
dishes we love is a wonderful joy for me. I am so glad that I can help your cooking:)
I wish you the best,

At 10:09 AM, Anonymous Ayhan said...

Adding very little I mean like a quarter of a table spoon of biber salcasi (unless you want to feel the heat add more :) ) adds great taste as well.

At 10:17 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ayhan,
Thank you for the tip. Adding more heat definitely suits Chickpeas...:)

At 3:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't normally post comments but . . . I just have to.
I am an Australian married to a Palestinean and we live in Australia. I went to my local supermarket which happens to be run by Turkish people. They had a free lovely poster of foods, 30 pictures, all looking absolutely delicious. mmmm I thought, great, each day of Ramadan, what to cook. mmmm The problem was that it is entirely in Turkish!!!! My husband had the idea to check the internet.
Now my new friend Binnur, I am speechless, well not really because I have been telling everyone about your site. It's fantastic really well done, great job. God bless you and your family you are obviously a very special person. We all apreciate your efforts. I've now tried 4 dishes and I just can't wait for my next meals.
Thank you so so so much

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

It is a lovely comment...your words made me very very happy and I want to thank you for that:)
God bless you and your family too, my friend!

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Ellen said...

Its been six years that i am married with a Turkish guy, i did not like to cook for him cause i did'nt know how. BUT THANKS FOR THS GREAT SITE!! I am always in the kitchen


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