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Beef Bisteeya with Cinnamon Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 pounds of beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cardamom
- 2 cups of beef broth
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint
- 1/4 cup of slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup of golden raisins
- Salt to taste

Special Equipment Needed:
- Large skillet
- Large saucepan
- Blender

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2. Add the beef cubes and cook until browned, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
4. Add the cinnamon, cumin, ginger, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, and cardamom and cook for 1 minute.
5. Add the beef broth, tomato paste, honey, parsley, cilantro, and mint and bring to a boil.
6. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes.
7. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth.
8. Return the mixture to the saucepan and stir in the almonds and raisins.
9. Simmer for 10 minutes.
10. Season with salt to taste.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Temperature: Medium-High
Serving Size: 4

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 486
Fat: 24g
Carbohydrates: 24g
Protein: 36g

Substitutions for Ingredients:
- Olive oil can be substituted with vegetable oil.
- Beef chuck can be substituted with lamb.
- Onion can be substituted with shallots.
- Fresh herbs can be substituted with dried herbs.
- Almonds can be substituted with pine nuts.
- Golden raisins can be substituted with regular raisins.

- For a spicier version, add 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.
- For a sweeter version, add 1/4 cup of honey.
- For a vegetarian version, substitute the beef with mushrooms.

Tips and Tricks:
- Make sure to brown the beef cubes before adding the other ingredients.
- To make the bisteeya smoother, blend the mixture in batches.

Storage Instructions:
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating Instructions:
Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through.

Presentation Ideas:
Serve the bisteeya in a large bowl and garnish with fresh herbs and slivered almonds.

- Fresh herbs
- Slivered almonds

- Rice
- Couscous
- Roasted vegetables

Suggested Side Dishes:
- Roasted potatoes
- Grilled vegetables
- Salad

Troubleshooting Advice:
- If the bisteeya is too thick, add more beef broth.
- If the bisteeya is too thin, simmer for an additional 10 minutes.

Food Safety Advice:
- Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours of cooking.
- Reheat leftovers to an internal temperature of 165°F.

Food History:
Bisteeya is a traditional Moroccan dish that is usually made with chicken or beef. It is usually served with a side of rice or couscous.

Flavor Profiles:
This dish has a savory flavor with hints of sweetness from the honey and raisins. The spices give it a warm and fragrant flavor.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with a side of couscous or rice and a salad.

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Region: Moroccan

Taste: Savory, Spicy, Sweet, Aromatic, Rich