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Aash-E Shalgham (Beef and Herb Soup)

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“This is a very popular dish in Iran. This recipe is from a friend who lived in Iran many years ago.”
1hr 35mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Chop one onion and saute in oil until golden brown. Add turmeric, peas and water.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
  3. Grate the second onion and mix into the ground beef. Form ground beef and onion mixture into small walnut sized balls and add to simmering soup mixture.
  4. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the rice, parsley, cilantro, chives and spinach.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently. The rice should be tender at this point.
  6. In another pan, melt butter and stir fry the garlic for 2-3 minutes making sure it does not burn. Add the mint, giving it a quick stir and then sprinkle over the soup. Serve.

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