Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Perfect dinner for a cold wet windy day

in London!

This is my one of husbands favorite dinners. Its very easy and warming dinner. This dinner can be found all over Turkey in cafes and homes. I guess is the Shepherds pie of Turkey! Traditionally it should be cooked on the hob but I use the slowcooker for ease and the meat is lovely!

Etli Kuru Fasulye

400 g butter beans
300 lamb meat, chopped into small 1cmx1cm cubes
2 onions, chopped
2 tbsp oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 red pepper/green pepper, chopped
¼ tsp chili red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tbsp salt to taste
1 cup hot water

Wash beans, place them in a pot and cover with water approx 2cm above the beans. Leave them in water overnight or for at least 12 hours. Once 12 hours or longer! has passed keep the water and cook over a medium heat for approx 20 mins.

In another pot, saute the cubed lamb in oil till they are brown. Then add onions and saute for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Stir in tomato paste, chilli and peppers. Add one cup of hot water and the remaining salt, and then simmer briefly for 10 mins.Put beans in slow cooker along with contents of the other pot. Keep an eye that the sauce doesn't become too runny. It should have a slightly thick soup consistency.

serve with rice (thanks rice cooker...)

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