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    luvinlif2k's Note:

    This is a wonderfully flavored stew from "Extending the Table". One of my favorites to serve with "Injera" (see my other recipes) Add hot chili peppers or ground red pepper for a spicy stew.

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    1. 1
      In a large heavy saucepan, saute onion in 1-2 Tbsp.
    2. 2
    3. 3
      Add and brown beef.
    4. 4
      Add tomatoes and cook 10 minutes over high heat, stirring occasionally.
    5. 5
      Add squash, okra, carrots, tomato paste, and 1 c.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Continue to cook on high 5 minutes.
    8. 8
      Add potato, green pepper, salt, cumin, garlic, cilantro, and 1 c.
    9. 9
      water (or enough for thick stew consistency) Simmer until meat and vegetables are tender.
    10. 10
      Serve over rice or with"Injera- Ethiopian Flat Bread" known as canjeero in Somalia.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 01, 2008


      We thought this was great, but had a bit too much cumin in it for our tastes. I loved everything else about the dish -- the combination of vegetables in a tomato-based broth was great, and by adding a little okra you eliminate the need to thicken the stew with a roux or cornstarch later. Very good, but next time I'll add half the cumin called for. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT4

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    • on June 29, 2008


      A pleasant mild stew. It was tasty hot and freshly made, but we have also been enjoying it chilled. I omitted the beef, and used yam in place of potato. Next time I would use more tomatoes (and less water) in place of the tomato paste, and add a few mild hot peppers.

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    Nutritional Facts for Somali Stew - Maraq (pronounced MAH-ruhk)

    Serving Size: 1 (309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 245.1
    Calories from Fat 118
    Total Fat 13.1 g
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    Cholesterol 37.9 mg
    Sodium 1098.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 19.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 6.6 g
    Protein 13.5 g

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