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Ground Beef and Tahini

Rated as 3.64 out of 5 Stars
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"This is my comfort food. Quick dish and so tasty. Can't decide what my favorite is. The potatoes, the tomatoes, the onion, or beef! Old Middle Eastern dish my mom makes when she wants something quick. Tahini sauce is to taste. If you like it lemony, add more lemon juice. Or if you like tahini, add more tahini. Serve with white rice."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 479
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix ground beef, onions, and parsley together in a large bowl. Mix allspice, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper together in a bowl; add to beef mixture and mix. Spread the meat mixture into a casserole dish in an even layer, but not all the way to the edges.
  3. Arrange potato slices atop the beef mixture; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Arrange tomato slices in a layer atop the potatoes; season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup water around and over the layers of beef, potatoes, and tomatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir tahini and lemon juice together in a bowl until smooth. Slowly stream remaining 1 cup water into the tahini mixture until fully incorporated and smooth; pour over and around the layers of beef, potatoes, and tomatoes.
  7. Continue baking until the beef is no longer pink in the center and the potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 479 calories; 25.6 44.6 22.6 47 681 Full nutrition

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The recipe fails to mention that you have to cover the casserole in order for it to cook properly. We covered it with tinfoil and poked holes for steam to escape, then baked for an extra hour at...

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The flavor is very good, but getting the potatoes to be tender is a challenge. I added tin foil and an extra 30 minutes in the oven and the potatoes still were a tad too crisp. Perhaps using a l...

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The recipe fails to mention that you have to cover the casserole in order for it to cook properly. We covered it with tinfoil and poked holes for steam to escape, then baked for an extra hour at...

The flavor is very good, but getting the potatoes to be tender is a challenge. I added tin foil and an extra 30 minutes in the oven and the potatoes still were a tad too crisp. Perhaps using a l...

I followed recipe pretty closely, I did cover with foil, and cooked 1 hr just like the recipe states, my potatoes were cooked perfectly, served it with rice. I wasn't keen on it, sorry. Enjoye...

Even after cooking it for 90 min my potatoes (even cut thin) still weren't quite done. Unusual flavor that only the adults in the house would ea.

Be sure to cover with foil, and next time I'll add another pound of ground beef. Other than that, we really loved it!

This is definitely different from standard American cuisine, so if you are not an adventurous eater, you may not like it. My family likes Middle Eastern food, so we enjoyed it. I made a couple m...

Yeah - my potatoes came out still crunchy because I didn't foil it. I even thought putting it in the oven..."this is something I would usually foil." 5 stars for a new way to make ground beef...

We did not enjoy this as much as I hoped.