Batata Bel-lahm (Potatoes & Beef) Iraqi Breakfast
Updated: Jun 20, 2020
This is an Iraqi recipe, it is usually cooked during breakfast or dinner time. I have changed the original recipe by adding more flavor to the dish by incorporating more spices and marinating the beef to soak more flavor. This is a very simple, easy, and fast dish to make especially if you are busy and want something fast and tasty to eat. You literally cannot go wrong with this recipe. When I usually have leftover Batata Bel-lahm I would use it for breakfast and I would crack a few eggs on top of the batata bel-lahm and Cook it for a few minutes, it would taste wonderful. There are different ways to eat this dish, you can eat it just the way it is, or you can make it in a sandwich by using pita bread or Iraqi Samoon bread (recipe on the website) You fill the bread with Batata Bel-lahm add your favorite vegetables then add tahini or yogurt sauce (recipe on the website) on top and enjoy. I love eating Batata Bel-lahm on top of the basmati rice and drizzling the yogurt sauce on top, Wow it makes a delicious meal I love it.
- 1 lb. ground beef cut in thin strips ½ inch
- 5 clove garlic crushed
- 2 tablespoon ginger crushed
- ½ jalapeno pepper crushed
- 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 lemon (squeeze the juice)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion chopped
- 6 to 8 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ cup water or as needed
- 5 to 7 peeled and cubed large potatoes
- salt as preferred
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 tablespoon garam masala powder
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 2 tablespoon turmeric powder
In a large bowl add the beef, garlic, ginger, jalapeno pepper, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, and olive oil let Marinate for 1 hour or 2 hours. For fast cooking in half an hour will be fine.
In a large pan over medium heat, add the 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil then add the marinated beef cook for five minutes add water ¼ cup, lower the heat, and cover until the beef is tender and there is no water left.
In another pan add the 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil, then add the onion cook for 3 minutes until the onion is tender, add the cooked beef then toss in potatoes, salt, cumin, black pepper, coriander powder, garam masala powder, paprika, and turmeric powder. Then add ¼ cup of water let it boil then lower the heat and cover until the potatoes are fully cooked and tender.