Are you looking for a new taste of a pumpkin dish? Here it is! This is a Persian sweet and sour stew that my grandma used to cook with fried beef patties instead of beef stew pieces; that one was wonderful too. This stew is served with cooked rice.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in skillet over medium high heat. Add pumpkin and saute until light golden brown, about 5 minutes

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a stock pot over medium high heat. Add onions and garlic and saute over medium-high heat until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in tumeric. Add beef and saute until brown, about 5 minutes. Add water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until beef is slightly tender, about 30 minutes.

  • Stir pumkin, prunes, vinegar, sugar, salt, and cinnamon to stock pot and simmer until beef and pumpkin are tender, about 45 minutes. Garnish with saffron.

Cook's Notes:

Eight 2-inch cubes of pumkin is enough for 4 servings, but you can add more if you like.

Tips

I like to substitute yellow squash for the pumpkin. If you like more tasty stew you can add more sugar or vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

454.9 calories; 21.4 g protein; 37.7 g carbohydrates; 62.5 mg cholesterol; 1214.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2020
It would have been better with camel but it was still very nice Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2020
It would have been better with camel but it was still very nice Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2018
Made it with chicken delicious! (Of course the time of cooking changes accordingly) Also I loved that this recipe has saffron. Oh and the second time I made this we didn't have prunes so replaced them with apple. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
I have tried it several times and I love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2015
Love it's sour and sweet taste! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2020
It would have been better with camel but it was still very nice Read More