Ethiopian Sloppy Joes
Preparation Time: 50 minutesServes 6
- 2 large onions
- 6 potatoes
- 1 pound ground beef, already browned
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 to 3 tsp cayenne pepper (add gradually, to taste) (I use 1/4-1/2 tsp for our taste)
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 4 cups water (I usually start w/ 3 then add more if needed)
Heat oil in a large skillet and add pureed onions. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion begins to brown a little. Add garlic, tomato sauce, water, and potatoes. Add the ginger, turmeric, cayenne, pepper and salt. Mix well. Add cooked ground beef.
Stir and cook over medium-low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 3-5 minutes. The mixture will look a little watery at first, but water will gradually evaporate as potatoes cook. Add the butter during the last few minutes of cooking. If potatoes stick to the bottom of the skillet even after adding butter, add another 1/2 cup of water and turn down the heat a little. Dish is done when potatoes are cooked through.
A couple of notes: I just finely chop onions and garlic and do not add the butter at the end.
It's yummy on buns w/ fruit on the side. Enjoy!