I bought a Book last Christmas that has recipes from all over the world. I started studing especially since I became bored with the same old recipes. Traditionally this dish is made with lamb. Since hubby is a Texan that is not going to happen in our house. So I adapted it to beef and it is wonderful. I used a new spice blend called Berbere. The finished dishes tastes very much like beef in BBq sauce with a little different twist and not so sweet.
Here are the pictures of the preparation and final dish.
Instead of dugding the meat in flour you drudge it in the spices. Saves on carbs!
The meat is then browned Don't crowd the meat!
Meat is removed and 2 sliced onions then carmelized in the pan.
There is a diced bell pepper in with that onion saute until carmelized and translucent.
The meat is returned to the pan and covered with a large can of crushed tomatoes.
And one tablespoon of fresh ginger is added to the dish.
I braised the meat for one hour and then put it in the crock pot liner dish and put it in the smoker.
I then put it in the smoker for 5 hours at 270 degrees. And here is the final dishes it was so good.
It is actually an Ethiopian recipe/dish Berbere is a spice blend from there.
Edited by Smokin Vegas - 3/15/12 at 2:54pm