Thursday, May 26, 2011

Somali Ground Beef Sauce with Potatoes

Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes about 3 cups of sauce

1 1/4 Cups of Ground Beef
1/4 Cup of Oil
1/4 Cup of Water
3 Tomatoes
3 Potatoes
1 Teaspoon of Cumin Powder
1 Teaspoon of Salt
2 Tablespoons of Cilantro
2 Cloves of Garlic
1 1/2 Cupsof Pasta sauce or 1 small can (3 tablespoons) of Tomato paste
1/2 Onion

Add ground beef to a good non-stick pan on medium/high heat with no water or oil.

Cook until beef is done.

Add oil and onions, cook until meat in brown and onions are soft.

Add the tomatoes and cook for about 2-3 minutes.

Add potatoes and cook for about 5 minutes or until tomatoes are dissolved.

Add the cilantro, garlic, cumin powder, salt, tomato sauce and water. Reduce heat to about a 4 on the stove and cover.

Cook about 5 minutes and stir, recover the sauce and cook for 5 more minutes.

Check the potatoes, they should be just soft enough to insert a fork without breaking apart.



  1. I am Mexican, and my grandma would always make ground beef and potatoes for us. Sometimes she would use macaroni if we had no potatoes. Loved it!

  2. My friend sent me your blog link, this looks good! I just had another baby and am looking for quick and easy recipes. We love Somali food so I'm excited to find your blog!

  3. Dear sister, it will be nice of you put pictures of the food, so that some of us who are learning how to cook can see how the end result should look like, thank you and may Allah bless you in this world and akhera....

  4. This is amazing! We arent eating it for a couple more hours and I have yet to put in the coconut milk. But what I have tasted is awesome! Thanks for the recipe.
    Joseph Donahue

  5. For anyone contemplating this, MAKE IT! The paste is easy to make and I doubled the recipe to freexe the extras to make it super easy for my future self. Its really a pretty simple soup but it packs in nice flavour �� We made it once with thing pork butt and that was great, and we made it once with daikon and cabbage and that was also great. Very versatile soup base.Kelly Hubbard

  6. This is a great cake. I have friends and family with allergies and its great to know there is a cake I can make that we can all celebrate with. Thanks for a brilliant recipe.
    Paul Brown