This traditionally Kurdish dish is delicious, fresh, and flavorful! The beef dumplings are enjoyed in a soup that is loaded with Swiss Chard. This will be your newest family favorite!
- 1 pound ground beef, 85% lean (coarsely ground, if available)
- 1 tablespoon salad oil
- 1 cup matzo meal
- 1 1/2 cups semolina
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 cloves garlic, chopped (use 6-7 cloves)
- 10 scallions, chopped
- 6 cups Swiss Chard (2 bunches)
- lemon juice (optional)
- Wash hands with soap and water.
- Fry ground beef in a small amount of oil.
- Prepare the dough by mixing matzo meal, semolina, water, and salt.
- Wet hands and shape into walnut-sized pieces.
- Roll out dough into a small circle and fill with 1 Tablespoon of meat.
- Seal the dough. Continue until all the dough and meat is used.
- In a large pot, heat a small amount of oil and fry garlic until golden.
- Add the scallions and Swiss chard. Mix well.
- Cook about 10 minutes.
- Cover with water and continue to cook until boiling.
- Add lemon juice, to taste (optional).
- Add stuffed dough to soup and cook 15 more minutes.
North Dakota Food and Culture: A Taste of World Cuisine
North Dakota State University Extension Service