A popular Middle Eastern dish that is warm and comforting but also packs a flavour punch!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 5-6 servings
Traditionally, Mujadara is a vegan dish but we added browned ground beef and chopped kale. There are countless ways to prepare Mujadara but the three base ingredients of lentils, rice and onions, cook together to splendidly to create a perfect harmony of flavour!
1 lb ground beef
1 can of lentils
1-1.5 cups rice
1 large yellow onion (or 2 shallots)
1 bunch of parsley
1/2 bunch of kale
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp of demi-glace (or beef broth mixed with corn starch)
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
sautéed onion slices
Plain Greek yogurt
Start cooking your ground beef on a non-stick pan after heating a drizzle of olive oil
Dice the onion (or shallots) and then add to ground beef; cook together until browned
While the beef and onions cook, roughly chop the kale leaves and the parsley.
Drain and rinse the canned lentils.
Once the ground beef is cooked, add vinegar and stir until it has evaporated. Then, add the rice, demi-glace and 3 cups of water. Season with spice blend and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and then lower temperature to a simmer until the rice is cooked.
Once the beef and rice mixture is fully cooked, add the lentils and chopped kale. Stir until warmed through.
Serve your Mujadara and add toppings as desired
Let us know if you try this recipe! We'll leave you with a beautiful picture from Two Purple Figs and her Mujadara recipe that has pomegranates as a topping! Mmm! Definitely trying that next time!