Tas Kebab with Beef

Tas Kebab with Beef
Tas Kebab is a traditional dish of Constantinople, with Arabic roots and came up to us from the Greek refugees from Constantinople and Asia Minor to become favorite traditional food of the Sunday festive table, with all the family pooled around him.
Tas Kebab of Constantinople is a cooked meal of veal cut into pieces, which is cooked with olive oil and a little butter in a rich, thick tomato sauce, flavored with spices. Is cooked until it thickens and create around it a juicy sauce and delicious honeyed!
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Tas Kebab with Beef

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Ingredients (4 servings)

  • ∼1 kg (2.2 lbs) veal meat
  • 2 onions, large
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 500g (1.1 lbs) grated tomato or concentrate tomato juice
  • 150g (5.3 oz) white wine
  • 50g (1.8 oz) olive oil
  • 50g (1.8 oz) butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • salt & pepper
Cut the meat into small pieces.
In a pressure cooker and over medium heat, add olive oil and butter to burn. Add the pieces of meat to be well browned on all sides.
Meanwhile clean wash and cut the onion in hand in small dice. Mince garlic. Add them to the pressure cooker when the meat has browned. Mix well and fry the onion. Add the wine and leave it for a while to boil to evaporate the alcohol and to flavor meat.
In the pressure cooker, add the bay leaves, the grated tomato and a cup of water. Mix. Close the cooker and let it cook on low heat for 45 minutes. At the end open the cooker, and test if the meat is tender and add the cumin, allspice, salt and pepper. If you have a lot of sauce, cook a bit longer in the uncovered cooker until softened completely and stay only with thickened sauce.

Mashed Potato

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 50g (1.8 oz) butter
  • 50g (1.8 oz) parmesan grated
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg, paprika
Boil the potatoes, peeled, along with the carrot in slightly salted water with a lemon slice. When boiled, drain and keep some of the water that boiled.
Purée with a blender rod. Add the butter and some of the water that boiled up to adjust its liquidity. Salt and pepper and sprinkle with parmesan, nutmeg and paprika. Mix.
Serve the puree on each plate along with Tas Kebab.
Tas Kebab with Beef Tas Kebab with Beef
✔ The Arabic origin wants it with lamb meat. Choose what you like.
✔ It also fits with fried potatoes, white rice or pappardelle.
Tas Kebab with Beef Tas Kebab with Beef Tas Kebab with Beef

Author:Zambia G. Sifaki