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)
- 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.
- 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.
- Tear 1 injera into palm-sized pieces; fold gently into the sauce. Serve beef and sauce over whole injera.