Pulled Beef & Onions

By Nada Khaled • November 4, 2015


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Pulled Beef & Onions
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60 min

Tested by Cairo Cooking

This recipe has been tested in the CairoCooking Test Kitchen and it turned out absolutely delicious. We followed the exact recipe, however we did not need to add any salt at all because the soy sauce was already salty enough.

A unique take on the Egyptian meat and onions casserole.

Recipe uploaded by Nada Khaled.


  • 1 tablespoon butter - زبدة
  • 1 tablespoon oil - زيت
  • 3 medium onions (thinly sliced) - بصل
  • 1/2 kg beef cubes - لحم كباب حلة
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce - صوص الصويا
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar - الخل البلسمي
  • 1/2 cup worcestershire sauce - صوص ورشيسترشير
  • 2 teaspoon salt - ملح
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper - فلفل أسود
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder - قرفة
  • 1 teaspoon paprika - بابريكا / فلفل أحمر
  • 1 pinch nutmeg - جوزة الطيب
  • 2 or more cup water - ماء

Step by step

  1. In a pot, melt 1/2 tbsp. butter with 1/2 tbsp. oil. Fry the beef cubes until browned.
  2. Remove the beef and set aside. Using the same pot, add the remaining butter and oil.
  3. Caramelise the onions, then add the finely chopped green chilli. Return the beef cubes back into the pot.
  4. Add garlic and all the spices to the beef and onions, and stir well.
  5. Stir in 1 cup water, the sauces and balsamic vinegar.
  6. Cover and leave it to simmer until all the water is absorbed, then add another cup of water.
  7. Keep repeating the process until the beef is perfectly cooked and can be easily pulled.


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