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Lebanese Shish Barak In A Yogurt Mint Sauce

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Ingredients
  Corn starch 2 Tablespoon, blended with 3 tablespoon water
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground beef 1⁄2 Pound
  Seven spices 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Greek yogurt/Mediterranean yogurt 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Corn starch 2 Tablespoon (Blended With 3 Tablespoon Of Water)
  Garlic cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Dried mint 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1. First step is to make the dough, mix all 3 dough ingredients in a bowl and let rest for 15 minutes.
2. Next, for the filling heat a pan then add the olive oil, beef, seven spices and salt and cook for 5 minutes until meat is browned, set aside.
3. Flour a flat surface, roll out dough to ⅛ inch thickness and cut into 3 inch circles.
4. Place 1 tablespoon of the meat filling in the middle of each circle, fold over one side of the dough and seal to the other side by pressing down, this will form a crescent shaped dumpling. Repeat until filling and dough is used up.
5. In a pot, add the yogurt and 2 cups of water, heat on medium low heat and continually stir.
6. After 3-4 minutes, add the dissolved corn starch in water mix to the yogurt pot, stir and let simmer for another 5 minutes.
7. Then add the garlic, mint and salt, stir well, slowly add the dumplings to the pot, let them simmer on low hear for 10-15 minutes.

SERVING
8. Serve warm in bowls, garnished with mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Appetizer
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Dumpling
Ingredient: 
Ground Meat
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4
This is a rather unique way to serve dumplings. While the meat stuffed dumplings are like those from any other cuisines, the highlight of this dish is the Mediterranean-Middle Eastern twist; the yogurt mint sauce. The tangy yogurt sauce flavored with mint compliments the spicy meat stuffed dumplings. Who doesn't like dumplings? Especially dumplings filled with warm seven-spiced beef and bathed in warm yogurt sauce?

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