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Peas and ground meat are braised in a tomato based sauce. It is eaten with rice, and is the most delicious and complete meal.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Arabic
Servings 8


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 chopped yellow onion medium size
  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1.25 tsp ground sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 15 oz cans tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp Iraqi baharat or all spice if you don't have baharat on hand
  • 4 cups frozen peas


  • Heat olive oil in large saucepan on medium heat
  • Add chopped onion and saute until soft and almost translucent
  • Add ground meat and mix with onion breaking up the meat with spoon until cooked thoroughly
  • Add tomato sauce, water, salt, pepper and all spice, peas and stir
  • Bring mixture to a boil then cover and reduce heat to low
  • Let cook on low for 15 - 20 minutes then uncover and remove from heat
  • Let it cool for 5 minutes then it's ready to serve with rice