The spices in it wake up your taste buds on a cold winter day, but there's nothing complicated about making this. Odds are you have most of what you need on hand already. And this reheats beautifully--I am eating some leftovers for lunch at work even as I type this!
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 yellow onion (or 1 cup chopped frozen onions)
- 1tsp bottled minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 can (14 oz) stewed tomatoes (look for a no-salt brand)
- 1 cup frozen green peas
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup white wine (optional)
Spray a non-stick pan with canola oil spray and cook the onions for a minute or two on low heat.
Raise the heat and the beef.
Cook, stirring until the beef for 4-5 minutes, until the beef is well browned.
Add the garlic and the spices and stir well.
Add the tomatoes, the peas, the raisins and the wine if you are using it.
Lower the heat and simmer for another 5 minutes to allow most of the liquid to cook down.
Serve over rice.
Note:Original recipe also included green olives, but we don't like them and omitted them!