Kubbeh Bamya

As per recipe request. You can leave out the okra if you don't like it.

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  • To prepare the kubbeh: Place the chopped onion in a bowl and season with salt.
  • Let stand 15 minutes to absorb the salt.
  • Squeeze the onion to remove excess juices and add the beef and the baharat.
  • Mix well with the hands into a uniform paste.
  • Place the semolina in a bowl and add enough water to create a doughy mixture.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture into 24 sections then roll each into a round ball.
  • Using your finger, make a deep dent in each ball and place 1 tablespoon of the beef mixture inside.
  • Pinch to close and roll again into a ball shape.
  • To make the sauce: In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons oil with the garlic and tomatoes over low heat.
  • Cook for about 8 minutes till the tomatoes are softened and add the okra.
  • Cook an additional 10-15 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and 2 cups water and raise the temperature to medium.
  • Bring to a boil and add the lemon juice, sugar and salt to taste.
  • Keep the sauce at a slow boil for 10 minutes and add the kubbeh.
  • Lower heat and cook covered for 10 minutes more.
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"As per recipe request. You can leave out the okra if you don't like it."
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  1. basya
    I think this is one recipe I am going to have to watch someone make. My neighbor already offered next time I want to make it, I should call her. Seems I didn't add quite enough water to the semolina, so it was too dry and hard to form easily. I added a bit more water, which of course made soggy spots in the dough. I have small hands, so forming the balls was difficult for a whole tablespoon of the filling. My kids weren't keen on the spicing of the meat mixture, though I really liked it. The kubbeh also soaked up all the sauce, which was sad, as I would have liked more of it. When the kids decided they didn't really like my kubbeh, the sauce would have gone well on left over rice. The flavor was good, I need more practice with the technique, though.
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  2. Mirj2338
    As per recipe request. You can leave out the okra if you don't like it.
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