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Eritrean Inspired Chili & Salad With Injera

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Recipe 1


Prep 10min
Cook 20min
Total 30min

Ingredients for 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated
  • 2/3 cup diced (white) onion
  • 4 tablespoons Berbere seasoning, divided
    • Substitute mix
      • 2 tablespoons (sweet or smoked) paprika
      • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground dried red chilies
      • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
      • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
      • 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
      • ½ teaspoon ground fenugreek seeds
      • 1 teaspoon ground black peppercorns
      • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
      • ½ teaspoon ginger
      • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
      • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
      • 1/2 teaspoon (or more) garlic powder
      • pinch of salt
  • 5oz tomato paste (NOT sauce)
  • 1 1/2 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 can (15oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15oz) no salt added garbanzo beans, drained
  • 3 cups no salt added beef broth
  • sea salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish
    • fresh parsley, chopped


Step 1

Set a pot on medium high heat. Once hot, add oil, onions, garlic and carrot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the onions are sautéed and slightly brown.

Step 2

Add 3 tablespoons of berbere to the pot along with the tomato paste. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until very fragrant. Then add lean ground beef to the pot and chop it up while it cooks. As it the meat begins to cook, sprinkle in the remaining tablespoon of berbere. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes, until the meat is nearly finished but there are a few pink pieces left.

Step 3

Add the diced tomatoes and garbanzo and fold everything together.

Step 4

Reduce the heat to low, then pour in the beef broth. Bring to a light simmer, add a few pinches of sea salt & pepper, then cover and cook for at least 20 minutes and ensure it is not burning in the pot.

Step 5

Season to taste with sea salt & pepper, then garnish. Enjoy with injera OR with brown rice or cauliflower rice.

Recipe 2

Eritrean Salad

Prep 10min
Total 10min

Ingredients for 5 servings

  • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 scallions, diced
  • 1 large cucumber, chopped into 1-inch pieces/chunks
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Add all ingredients to a bowl and toss together. Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.

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Prep 20min
Cook 20min
Total 40min
Total Calories: 397cal
Total Carbs: 31g
Total Fats: 13g
Total Protein: 31g
Total Fiber: 8g
Total Sugar: 12g
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