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Ethiopian Firfir with Dried Beef (Quanta Firfir) Recipe

Ethiopian Firfir with Dried Beef (Quanta Firfir)


Dried beef is cooked with tomatoes, berbere seasoning, injera, and spiced clarified butter in this popular Ethiopian stew, Quanta Firfir.


  • 2 red onions, chopped
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 4 ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 cups water, divided
  • 14 ounces dried beef
  • 2 tablespoons Ethiopian berbere seasoning
  • ½ cup Ethiopian kibbeh (spiced clarified butter)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pieces injera (Ethiopian bread)


  1. Place onions in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, covered, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add vegetable oil and garlic paste; cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes; cook until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Stir 1/2 cup water, dried beef, and berbere seasoning into the saucepan. Reduce heat to medium and cook until flavors combine, about 10 minutes. Continue cooking, adding 1/3 cup water every few minutes, until beef is softened and sauce is thick, about 20 minutes. Stir in kibbeh and salt.
  3. Tear 1 injera into palm-sized pieces; fold gently into the sauce. Serve beef and sauce over whole injera.

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Nutritional Information

Ethiopian Firfir with Dried Beef (Quanta Firfir)

Servings Per Recipe: 6
Calories: 463.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 48 %
carbohydrates: 7 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 13 %
fat: 48 %
saturated fat: 66 %
cholesterol: 32 %
vitamin a iu: 27 %
niacin equivalents: 53 %
vitamin b6: 25 %
vitamin c: 25 %
folate: 10 %
calcium: 5 %
iron: 79 %
magnesium: 12 %
potassium: 13 %
sodium: 121 %
thiamin: 11 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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