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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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Jezski October 29, 2009

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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invictus August 13, 2009

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

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C.Luna April 01, 2012

DH trimmed out a beef tenderloin for steaks, and left a pile of chunks -- a tad less than 1 pound. I followed the recipe and simmered for about 2 1/2 hours, and it was still juicy, so let it simmer another 30 minutes without the lid, and served with mashed potatoes. Since the cut was more tender than the usual beef cubes, this almost melted in your mouth ! Very tasty -- will save to do again. Thanks for posting !

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NurseJaney June 21, 2011

Fantastic recipe. I cooked this uncovered for two hours and had no trouble with the consistency. It ended up with about the same consistency of beef stroganoff and everyone raved about it. We served this over wide egg noodles. Thanks for this great recipe!

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Syndicate.FSG December 24, 2009

Yum! Added a few big splashes of Worchestershire sauce and 2 tsp. of Aleppo pepper for a little extra kick. Served over wide egg noodles... Great recipe!

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Married-to-a-Desi October 28, 2009

Thanks for posting this incredible recipe! Sooo easy to make and sooo good to eat! I made it exactly as written with the exception of using 3T butter and no oil. I will make this in the crockpot next time to see how it works out. This will be a regular in our household.

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Bokenpop aka Madeleine June 21, 2009

I am always trying new recipes and this is definately a keeper

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withpizzazz October 25, 2008

Wow. I wasnt sure if I should use large or small onions so I used 2 large and 1 medium. Next time I will use 4 large because it will give me more yummy sauce. My husband took leftovers to work (at a finnish steel mill) He said he had a crowd of men came to smell his lunch. They all wanted the recipe. So easy to make. I didnt have any oil other then olive so I used more butter instead of oil. I also have to uncover this dish the last 30 minutes of cooking to cook out some of the H20. I do that until I get the right consistancy.

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Wobin August 21, 2008

This was sooo good! I followed the recipe exactly...cooked it for 3 hours but didn't get the thick sauce I was hoping for until I uncovered it for the last 30 minutes of simmering...will maybe use less water next time to create a richer sauce? Loved it regardless...thanks for posting cooking in cairo!

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YummyInYourTummy May 22, 2008
Egyptian Lahma Bil Basal (Beef in Rich Onion Sauce)