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  Liver 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs), cut in 0.5-inch cubes (Lean)
  Tender beef 1⁄2 Pound, cut in 0.5-inch cubes (Lean)
  Onions 2 , sliced
  Beef broth 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Canned tomato paste 6 Ounce
  Chickpeas 12 Ounce (Drained)
  Bulgur 1 Pound
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Ground meat 2 Pound
  Onion 1 Small, finely minced
  Egg 1
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Red pepper To Taste
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Dried mint 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

Combine the liver and water in a pan and bring to boil over high heat.
Reduce heat and simmer about five minutes, or until liver is done.
Drain and set aside.
Melt the butter in a skillet and brown the beef.
Add the onions.
Return the liver to the pan and saute together about fifteen minutes.
Pour in the beef broth, tomato paste, red pepper and salt.
Cook for forty-five minutes, or until the meat is tender.
Stir in the chickpeas and cook five minutes longer.
Set aside.
To prepare the kufte, in a large bowl soak the bulgur with one cup of the water for about ten minutes, covered.
Add the meat, onion, salt and red pepper and knead by hand until well mixed for two or three minutes.
Add half cup more of the water and the egg.
Knead about ten minutes or until mixture is soft and pasty. (If you wish, place mixture in the bowl of an electric mixer or food processor and beat for about two or three minutes, adding water occasionally until of right consistency.)
Divide mixture into four portions.
Moisten your hands and cut each portion into marble-size pieces.
Roll between your palms to form small balls.
Meanwhile, reheat the liver mixture until hot.
Drop the kufte balls into the boiling mixture and cook for about five to ten minutes until cooked.
Season with the lemon juice and red pepper.
In a separate skillet, heat the butter.
Add the dried mint.
Stir into the bassalleh.
If desired, serve with additional lemon juice and hot red pepper on the side.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5273 Calories from Fat 1095

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 126 g194.1%

Saturated Fat 41.4 g206.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 683.7 mg227.9%

Sodium 8011.3 mg333.8%

Total Carbohydrates 645 g215.1%

Dietary Fiber 165.1 g660.4%

Sugars 77.4 g

Protein 421 g841.5%

Vitamin A 2385.8% Vitamin C 170.3%

Calcium 142.4% Iron 559.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Bassalleh Recipe