Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Found this on a global site. Armenia borders Turkey and Georgia in Eastern Europe, and was the smallest Soviet Republic when in power.
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (14 ounce) can tomatoes
- 2 ounces tomato paste
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
- 8 (8 inch) flour tortillas or 8 (8 inch) pita breads, warmed
- 1 cup cucumber, diced
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over med-high heat; cook onion and garlic, stirring often, for 3 minutes.
- Add paprika, allspice, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add beef; cook, breaking up meat, for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
- Add tomatoes and tomato paste, breaking up tomatoes with a fork; bring to boil.
- Reduce heat to medium.
- Add green pepper and parsley; cook, stirring often, for 10 to 15 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Divide beef mixture among tortillas; fold tortillas in half to form pockets.
- Sprinkle beef filling with cucumber, and feta cheese.
This was good, but not what I had expected with the combination of spices which did not seem to come through in the finished dish. The feta cheese is what made this flavorful for us. Thanks for sharing!
Surprizingly refreshing recipe! Easy to do, not heavy and excellent flavor. I didn't know what the end result would be but my DH and I ate 3 each - yum! We've got a bit leftover for lunch or snacking. I really appreciate something different to do with ground beef. We'll be having this again and again! One note: We didn't use any salt in the beef mixture and the feta salted it beautifully. Thanks for a great recipe!
Very, Very Good. I was stationed in Iran and my bosses' wife was Armenian and I had her version of it and this was pretty close. Thanks for a nice meal. Jim