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Spiced Beef cheeks with Carrots and Raisins


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  • 4 medium onions, white
  • 3 large carrots
  • 2 1/4 lbs of beef cheek
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • a big piece ginger
  • a handful of cilantro
  • A handful of raisins
  • 1 tsp ras el hanout
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 pinches of ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp chicken stock
  • thyme


Servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Saute chopped onion in olive oil and set aside. Cook sliced ​​carrots, salt and set aside.

Step 2

Saute the beef cheeks cut into large cubes, salt and reserve. During this time, mince the garlic and ginger. Chop cilantro and reserve.

Step 3

Put the raisins in a little water and cook three minutes in the microwave.

Step 4

Put the onions, carrots, and meat into a pot and add the ras el hanout, cumin, turmeric, cloves, crushed black pepper, chicken stock, sprinkle with thyme, garlic and ginger, raisins and add water to cover.

Step 5

Cook gently for two hours or in a pressure cooker for 1 h ¼ (check).

Step 6

 Sprinkle with cilantro (or parsley) before serving with rice or boiled potatoes.

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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Water


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup tomato sauce


  1. Mix flour, sugar, salt, milk, and water in a pan, and mix until you form a dough.
  2. In a saucepan, heat a splash of olive oil and add the onion. Cook on medium-high until onion has softened.  
  3. Add the ground beef, and add the salt, water, and tomato sauce. When the meat has browned, remove from heat. 
  4. Dust a flat surface with flour, and roll out the dough into a flat sheet. 
  5. Use a ramekin or cup to cut out circles. 
  6. Add a dollop of beef-tomato mixture to the center of each circle. 
  7. Pinch the dough into a little pocket.
  8. Bake in the oven at 350° F for 15 minutes.
  9. Enjoy!

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