Meat Lahamagine- A Syrian Delicacy for Your  Shabbat and Jewish Holiday Meal

Meat Lahamagine- A Syrian Delicacy for Your Shabbat and Jewish Holiday Meal

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Lahamagine (or Lachamagine) is the perfect appetizer for your Purim seuda or for Mazza (a full spread of Syrian delicacies which is served before a Shabbat meal) appetizers on Shabbat. Its’ main ingredients are chopped meat and ourt. Many Syrian Jewish deliacies call for ourt, which is a dark thick gooey yummy syrup with a main ingredient of the tamarind plant. The ourt adds a sweet and tangy combination which is unparalleled to any other seasoning. You will be tempted to take little licks straight off of your spoon. A staple in all Syrian kitchens, it’s cleaning and cooking process takes hours and is made from the pods of the tamarind tree.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds raw ground beef
  • 2 grated onions, drained
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup temerhindi (or a little more, depending on how strong the flavor is)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Read the whole recipe on The Jewish Hostess