Mansaf (Lebanese Rice with Meat)
Mansaf is a delicious Middle Eastern rice with ground beef topped with beef shanks, seasoned with seven spices and cooked to fluffy perfection, it's the perfect complete meal in one pot!
Rice and Ground Beef
long grain rice
salt to taste
water or broth
almonds halved or slivered
Spicy Red Sauce
red pepper or Cheyenne
salt to taste
Let's prepare the beef shanks!
Cook the beef shanks in a regular pot with water.
Add cloves, seven spices, salt, and bay leaves foe 3 hours or until cooked.
Remove the beef shank and strain the broth into a bowl
Now for the rice and ground beef!
In a medium pot on medium heat, add olive oil or butter and cook the ground beef for about 7 minutes.
Add in the washed and drained long grain rice, salt, seven spices and water or broth (beef shank broth for best results).
Bring to a high boil for 1 whole minute then cover and low to simmer for 15 minutes.
Allow rice to rest for 10 minutes once it has cooked.
Begin plating by adding the rice, the chunks of cooked beef shanks, toasted almonds, minced parsley.
Time for some spicy tomato sauce!
To a blender add tomatoes, lemon, black pepper, and salt.
(Adding Cheyenne pepper or crushed red pepper is optional and highly recommended.)
Blend until mixture is in a form of a sauce.
Pour into a small sauce pan and cook on high heat for a few minutes and then 5 minutes on low the heat.
Cast Iron Pan
Drizzle some beef broth all over the rice for extra flavor. Then, top each plate with the desired amount of the spicy tomato sauce.
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