Ethiopian Sauteed Lamb or Beef

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Dreamer in Ontario

Serve this dish with injera bread for an authentic Ethiopian meal. If you can't find injera, any flat bread would be delicious. Ethiopian Tomato & Cucumber Salad would make this a complete meal. Recipe from Homemakers magazine.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

I used lamb chops (not beef). And normally I'm not usually one who goes for lamb, but it really worked well in this recipe. The berbere spice mix gave it a bit of heat and flavor, but it added a bit of sweetness too that seemed to take out that "gamey" taste that I detect in lamb. It was really a nice recipe (and very quick and easy to make, too), and I'm glad I made it. The next time my family wants lamb, I'll turn to this recipe. Thanks, Dreamer. Made for Culinary Quest 2017 (Ethiopia).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut meat into thin 2 inch long strips and mix with garlic.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion and hot peppers until onion is light golden (about 4 to 5 min).
  3. Add red pepper ans salt; saute until red pepper is tender (about 2 to 3 min).
  4. Transfer onion mixture to bowl.
  5. In same pan, melt butter over high heat and saute meat mixture until seared all over (about 2 min).
  6. Stir in Berbere spice mix to taste; saute for 30 seconds.
  7. Serve with injera bread and Tomato & Cucumber salad.
  8. Keep extra Berbere spice mix on table to sprinkle over meat as desired.

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