Based on the ingredients of the lula kebab, this Middle Eastern-derived recipe uses ground lamb, carrots, and white beans to create a tasty stew-like dish for serving over rice. It's good for those one-bowl meals and reheats well. The flavors get even better after a day. Add more meat and fewer beans if you like a meatier dish. Also, you can mix in beef with lamb, but the lamb flavor is essential. I like cumin, but you can always take away the spice, or try adding a minced serrano chili pepper or two for some heat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix together the ground lamb, onion, egg, dill, cilantro, salt, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and pepper in a bowl until evenly incorporated.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble the lamb mixture into the skillet and cook until no longer pink, 5 to 10 minutes. Add the carrots to the mixture; reduce heat to medium. Pour in the contents of the 2 cans of beans and the water; stir. Simmer mixture 25 minutes. Stir the sour cream through the mixture; cook until the liquid thickens, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; protein 26.4g 53% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 26.1g 40% DV; cholesterol 105.5mg 35% DV; sodium 1185.8mg 47% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2009
My wife and I both loved this recipe. Spices are not overwhelming but definitely interesting. Can't wait for a chance to have leftovers tomorrow. I added a spoonful of plain yogurt on top garnished with some whole cilantro leaves. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2009
My wife and I both loved this recipe. Spices are not overwhelming but definitely interesting. Can't wait for a chance to have leftovers tomorrow. I added a spoonful of plain yogurt on top garnished with some whole cilantro leaves. Delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2010
Wonderful and even better the next day. Make sure to salt to taste right before serving Read More
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