White Beans with Spiced Beef

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking: Traditional and Modern Recipes to Savor and Share

Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2009

  • About

Basturma is an eastern Mediterranean spicy air-dried meat flavored with a special spice mixture that features sweet and pungent fenugreek. You’ll find two types available at Middle Eastern groceries: the Turkish or Armenian type has lots of flavor and also contains more fat, and the Egyptian, which is lean though less tasty. For this dish, please be sure to purchase the fattier variety. The secret to this famous Turkish bean dish is to fry the basturma before adding it to the