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I love Middle Eastern food, and am actually familiar with this cuisine from an old post-college friend who didn’t cook herself, but always urged me to recreate her mom’s recipes. I find the spice blends to be very interesting – reminiscent of curry, but milder in flavor and especially in heat. Because of the lack of heat though, the more interesting flavors like cinnamon come to the forefront and you can really see how well it complements the meat.
Fasulia is a Middle Eastern bean and meat stew. It has a long cooking time, but most of it is inactive simmering so this recipe actually pretty easy to put together.
First I made the spice blend. The recipe lists powdered spices, but if you use whole ones like me, just add a little extra.
This stew absolutely hit the spot on a chilly, rainy, Spring Monday evening when my roommates were all upset the weekend was over!