Tfina Pkaila (Tunisian Stew)

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READY IN: 2hrs 5mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oil in a 6-qt saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring, until soft (5 minutes). Using a slotted spoon, transfer onions to a bowl.
  • Stir in chuck, cumin, pepper, cilantro, parsley, salt, paprika, cinnamon, and egg. Form mixture into about forty very small balls.
  • Return saucepan and oil to medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning, until browned all over (4 minutes). Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  • Return saucepan to medium-high heat and add oil. Season ribs with salt and pepper. Working in batches, add ribs, and cook, turning, until browned on all sides (8 minutes). Transfer ribs to a plate and set aside.
  • Add garlic and onions to pan, and cook, stirring, until lightly caramelized (5 minutes). Return ribs to pan along with stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until beef is just tender (1 hour).
  • Add meatballs and cook until tender (8 minutes). Add spinach and beans and cook until spinach and beans are tender (4 minutes). Serve over cooked couscous.
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