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Mawmenye (Lentils and Beef Stew)

Mawmenye (Lentils and Beef Stew)

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    1 h 10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 40 m
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This recipe is an unusual yet yummy blend of ingredients. Beef and lentils are accented with spiced turnip, raisins and figs. It is a hearty yet easy one-pot meal.

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  • Calories:
  • 487 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 17.8 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 27.4 g
  • 55%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 1063 mg
  • 43%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then cook in the pot until browned on the outside. Pour in the chicken broth, and simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes, until the beef is tender. Remove the beef from the liquid, and set aside.
  2. Pour the beef broth into the pot, and add the lentils. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
  3. Season the turnips with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and basil, and add them to the pot. Return the beef to the pot, and stir in the raisins and figs. Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.
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strictlyamateur
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strictlyamateur

12/27/2006

A little on the sweet side. I would reduce the amount of raisins and also chop the figs into very small pieces. For some reason, my meat turned out a bit too chewy, even though I followed the directions to a T. Perhaps next time I would shorten the browning time in the pan. That being said, it's an interesting twist on stew and has lots of great flavor.

naomikauf
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naomikauf

6/12/2008

I loved the flavors but I don't have nutmeg so I changed nutmeg to fenugreek and it was delicious! I also used radish instead of turnip. What a wonderful smell! Mmmm. Thank you!

Cookingforfun
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Cookingforfun

10/21/2006

I loved this but my husband did not, so I will make this for me on the nights he can not be home. Thank you for the recipe.

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