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Baghdad Beef Stew

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars
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"One of my most-requested recipes! Serve over egg pastina pasta. It's the same as couscous but much less expensive! If it's too thick for you, add more water when reheating."
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Ingredients

4 h 10 m servings 685
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium heat. Cook and stir beef in hot oil until browned completely, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour reserved liquid from figs into a 2-cup measuring cup. Add enough water so the mixture is 2 cups total; pour into pot with the beef. Stir carrots, onion, green onions, coriander, and cinnamon into the beef mixture. Reduce heat to low and cook at a simmer for 90 minutes.
  3. Stir honey, vinegar, salt, and pepper into the beef mixture; continue cooking on low for 1 hour more.
  4. Stir figs and almonds into the beef mixture. Remove from heat. Cool for 1 hour before reheating to serve.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 685 calories; 43.5 49.9 29.9 76 677 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I did make a few changes. I used dates instead of figs (couldn't find figs) and used walnuts instead of almonds. And, rather than cooking anything, I just put it all in the crock pot and let i...

Most helpful critical review

This was different! It was coming out watery so I added beef bouillon. Not a fan of the fig in this-it became chewy and sticky. Also would have liked more veggies.

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I did make a few changes. I used dates instead of figs (couldn't find figs) and used walnuts instead of almonds. And, rather than cooking anything, I just put it all in the crock pot and let i...

Made this today and hubby loved it. I don't think I'd change a thing. Thanks for the unique recipe!

I made 3 or 4 changes. I subbed ground beef for stew beef as that was what I had on hand, olive oil instead of vegetable out of habit, didn't have canned figs so I used fresh/dried, also didn't ...

I used lamb, plus rehydrated figs. It turned out delicious.

Although I omitted some major ingredients (didn't have canned figs and almonds on hand) and substituted beef stock for the water, I really enjoyed this dish. It was different and I like how the ...

This was different! It was coming out watery so I added beef bouillon. Not a fan of the fig in this-it became chewy and sticky. Also would have liked more veggies.