Beef Harissa

Beef Harissa


  • 1 eggplant
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 lb of beef ( moose meat, or other venison)
  • 1 tea spoon of cumin
  • 1 tea spoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tea spoon turmeric
  • 1 tea spoon of coriander
  • 1 tea spoon hmeli suneli ( optional. You can order this spice on amazon or purchase it at any Russian store )
  • Salt ( I started with a tea spoon and than adjusted it to taste as I was cooking )
  • 1 tea spoon of pepper
  • 1 tea spoon Adjika ( if you don’t have it add 1/2 tea spoon chili paste )
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 table spoon of beef bouillon
  • 1 bunch of chopped cilantro


  1. Cut your meat into even size cubes. Sauté in a deep skillet of a pot with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  2. When the liquid from the meat cooks out and meat starts to caramelize add chopped vegetables ( eggplant, onions and bell pepper. Cook for five minutes.
  3. Add all your seasoning, mix well and continue cooking.
  4. Add beef bouillon, 4 cups of water and 1 tea spoon Adjika.
  5. Mix well and taste for salt, if you need to add salt.
  6. Cook for 1 hour.
  7. Using a food processor, blend your walnuts till it is very finely ground. Mix in your walnuts in the pot.
  8. Very finely chop cilantro and add to the pot. Cook for few minutes.
  9. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

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