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Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"Tava is a favorite dish in Turkey. They make it wonderful, this is a recipe that I made as close to it as I could. The best way to eat it is to wrap it in Middle Eastern Flat Bread which you can get at your local grocery store bakery or frozen section."
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1 h servings 599
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 Servings)


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place the beef into a 1 quart glass baking dish. Mix in the red onion, green pepper, tomato, and if using, the chile pepper. Blend in the chile paste by hand.
  3. Cook, uncovered, for 30 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the meat is no longer pink. Serve hot with flatbread, or wrapped in a pita.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 599 calories; 43.9 6.8 42.6 152 138 Full nutrition

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Admittedly I changed this recipe somewhat adding garlic, carrots and toping with Olive Oil but I found that this recipe wasn't as tasty or juicy as I would like. Generally I'm someone who likes ...

This is a rather bland dish... I should have known, it being that there isn't much seasonings/spices to this dish, especially the meat... not something that I would make again.

I substituted an anaheim pepper for the green pepper, and added a pickled red pepper and extra tomato, and a couple of whole garlic cloves and this was out of this world!!!!

I was thrilled to find this recipe because I lived in Turkey for 3 years and the food there was AMAZING! This recipe was pretty close, but to get the real taste that is lacking is red pepper pa...