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Lebanese Shish Barak in a Yogurt Mint Sauce

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  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

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.

8. Serve warm in bowls, garnished with mint.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Ground Meat
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
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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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 791 Calories from Fat 400

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g68.7%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 40 mg13.3%

Sodium 289.2 mg12%

Total Carbohydrates 57 g19.1%

Dietary Fiber 1.6 g6.3%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 31 g62.4%

Vitamin A 2.6% Vitamin C 1.3%

Calcium 2.8% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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