Turkish Beef Stew or Yahni
|Beef Stew aka Yahni|
3-4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Pounds Beef Stew Meat (*see note)
3 Tomatoes, peeled, seeded and crushed (or 2 Cups Tomato Sauce)
1 small bag of pearl onions (or you can use 2 regular onions, roughly chopped)
1 Green Pepper, chopped (I used some small sweet red, yellow and orange peppers)
1 Teaspoon Flour
1 Tablespoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
1/2 Teaspoon oregano
2 Cups Beef Broth or Water
Saute the onions and pepper in a large stockpot for 5-6 minutes. Sprinkle the flour over the beef cubes and add to the stockpot. Saute for 5 minutes more.
|Turkish Beef Stew or Yahni in progress.|
Next, add the tomatoes, beef broth, salt, black pepper and oregano. Turn your oven on to 350 degrees. Simmer the stew till the oven is warm. Transfer the stew to a güveç, a Turkish oven casserole dish. You can use a ceramic oven casserole dish if you do not have a güveç Cook in the oven for 1 hour. Serve over vermicelli rice. Afiyet olsun!
* Note: You can save a lot of money by buying a beef roast and cutting your meat yourself. It only takes a couple of minutes and you get more meat for the money.