Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

Tas kebab is a Persian beef/lamb and vegetables stew. Traditionally it’s made with lamb but you can make it with beef, or veal too. In some different versions you may add eggplants and  quince too.

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Tas kebab is a hearty and tasty stew with aromatic spices and fresh vegetables like carrots, potatoes, onions, ….which is enjoyed in Iran, Greece, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

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Traditionally the meat should be cut into chunks. The sauce of tas kebab is reddish due to tomato paste. You can serve it with either rice or flat bread.

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Ingredients

  • 300g diced beef or lamb meat
  • 50g Beef dripping
  • 1 bell pepper, diced it
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into round shape
  • 1 large onion, cut into rings
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 6-7 cherry tomatoes
  • 150g green beans, cut into small pieces
  • 200g potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ tsp saffron water ( optional)
  • Olive oil
  • 2 ½ cups water

How to make it???

Place the diced meat in a pan. Finely chop one of onions and add it to the meat, season with black pepper. Set the pot on the stove and fill it with water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer the beef until tender.

While, beef is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and fry potatoes and carrots for 7-8 minutes. Then add chopped green beans, onion and bell pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Transfer fried veggies to a pot.

Once meat is cooked, add beef dripping ( the benefit of cooking with animal fats is just a nice flavor) and all spices but saffron water and let to fry for 5 minutes. Add meat to the pot.

Mix 2 ½ cups of water with tomato paste and saffron water and pour it over all the ingredients , add tomatoes and let to simmer for half an hour..

Serve tas kebab with rice or flat bread such as Persian Lavash naan bread, pitta bread ,…

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Tas kebab( Persian Meat & Vegetables Stew)

Ingredients

300g diced beef or lamb meat

50g Beef dripping

1 bell pepper, diced it

1 large carrot, peeled and cut into round shape

1 large onion, cut into rings

1 large onion, finely chopped

6-7 cherry tomatoes

150g green beans, cut into small pieces

200g potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces

¼ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp chilli flakes

½ tsp turmeric

½ tsp paprika

Salt to taste

1 tbsp tomato paste

½ tsp saffron water ( optional)

Olive oil

2 ½ cups water

 

How to make it???

Place the diced meat in a pan. Finely chop one of onions and add it to the meat, season with black pepper. Set the pot on the stove and fill it with water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn the heat down and cover the pot with a lid. Simmer the beef until tender.

While, beef is cooking, heat the oil in a pan and fry potatoes and carrots for 7-8 minutes. Then add chopped green beans, onion and bell pepper and fry for 5 minutes. Transfer fried veggies to a pot.

Once meat is cooked, add beef dripping ( the benefit of cooking with animal fats is just a nice flavor) and all spices but saffron water and let to fry for 5 minutes. Add meat to the pot. Mix 2 ½ cups of water with tomato paste and saffron water and pour it over all the ingredients , add tomatoes and let to simmer for half an hour.. Serve tas kebab with rice or flat bread such as Persian Lavash naan bread, pitta bread ,…