Ichdeera (Beef and Lentil Stew)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 min

Adapted from The Complete Round the World Meat Cookbook. You can also make this with round. Water can be substituted for beef broth.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cover lentils with boiling water. Let soak while preparing meat.
  2. Heat oil in a large pot.
  3. Brown beef and onions.
  4. Add garlic, broth, salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and cook over low heat for 1 hour.
  6. Drain lentils.
  7. Add lentils and oregano to pot.
  8. Cover and cook 30 minutes longer, or until meat and lentils are tender.