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    Egyptian Lahma Bil Basal (Beef in Rich Onion Sauce)

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    cooking in cairo...'s Note:

    This is AMAZING! Very popular, SIMPLE dish made in Egyptian households. Once you make it, it will become a favorite for sure. The key is in the onion's consistency once they cook down to the delicious thick sauce. Anyway enjoy, serve with rice or your favorite pasta. Enjoy!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the meat well. Put into a saucepan with butter and oil. Cook until all beef lightly browned.
    2. 2
      Add all sliced onions, bouillon cubes, salt and pepper, bay leaf and stir around cooking on medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add water, approximately 1-1/2 cups, turn to low, cover and cook for 2 hours or more.
    4. 4
      Check during cooking, add more water if too dry. But the onions should give enough liquid with initial water you added.
    5. 5
      When finished you should have super tender beef with a thick oniony sauce. The onions will have cooked down to a thick rich sauce.
    6. 6
      Serve with rice, pita bread or your favorite pasta, yes pasta; makes a great, different sauce really.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 29, 2009

      45

      Very good. I didn't add quite as much water and ended up with a lovely tasty sauce. Thanks for posting!

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    • on August 13, 2009

      45

      Mmmm very aromatic! I used the crock pot and a very economical cut of beef. It was fabulous. WARNING: 9 year olds who do not like onions won't eat this dish ;)

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    • on April 01, 2012

      55

      Great flavor. Tastes good over rice or on a pita. I will definitely be making this again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Egyptian Lahma Bil Basal (Beef in Rich Onion Sauce)

    Serving Size: 1 (236 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 276.3
     
    Calories from Fat 132
    47%
    Total Fat 14.7 g
    22%
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    31%
    Cholesterol 88.1 mg
    29%
    Sodium 623.3 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    7%
    Sugars 5.0 g
    20%
    Protein 26.2 g
    52%

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