Ground beef Persian style

A lovely recipe using the Persian spice mix Adviyeh (recipe). I served it with white Basmati rice with raisins, and some green vegetables on the side.

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For 500 gr of lean ground beef:
1- In a pan, place some olive oil, three cloves of garlic crushed, half a red onion cut in small cubes, some fresh ginger root grated and two teaspoons of Adviyeh. Mix and cook until the onions become transparent and the spice mix gives out its flavour.
2- Add the pulp of four tomatoes, a handful of fresh cilantro chopped and the ground beef.
3- Cook for about 20 minutes stirring from time to time.

Note: do not add salt to the ground beef while it is cooking as it would release water. Add salt individually once served.

Serve with white rice and  a side dish of choice. It is also delicious with some plain yoghurt mixed with fresh cilantro and cumin. 

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