Those nights when you just know it’s your house in the neighborhood that’s wafting out delicious aromas and making everyone else hungry.
Tonight I’m making a savory, healthy dish inspired by one of my favorite Persian dishes, Khoresht Gheymeh.
This traditional dish is described as: “Sautéed slices of eggplant, yellow peas, chunks of beef, onion and tomato sauce with exotic spices braised to perfection and served with steamed basmati rice.”
I only had ground beef to use, not the normal beef chunks meant for stews, so I just got inspired and used a meatball recipe instead. Here is one like I would use, along with altering the ingredients to get the desired flavor (some call for breadcrumbs or bread soaked in milk):
Here’s what I put in tonight’s stew:
For the meatballs…
- Ground beef
- Herbs, salt & pepper
In the stew…
- Swiss chard
- Crushed Italian tomatoes
If you would like to try to make the traditional version… One recipe I found easy to follow can be explored by clicking the link here: