Cooking in someone else’s kitchen is no easy task. When it’s a bachelor’s kitchen the challenge is ten-fold. To prepare for our trip I packed two boxes of food and flours (gluten free) as well as kitchen tools that I thought I would need. I should have packed more. I tossed in a few packages of Saffron Road Simmer Sauce for quick and easy iftars and dinners. When we’re at home we tend to make a big iftar that includes dinner. We do this so that we can all eat together instead of having to feed the kids one dinner, making iftar, and then making another dinner later. MarocBaba caved in last night and decided we would do dinner the same way we do it at home.
One of the appetizers I made was a stuffed bread. There’s a version of this in Morocco, stuffed with beef, spices and onions. But because we need to use gluten-free flours it just doesn’t turn out the same. This recipe is a nice addition to the iftar table.
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1/2 + warm water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 lb ground beef
- 1/2 package Saffron Road Rogan Josh Simmer Sauce
- In a large saute pan brown the ground beef and pour 1/2 pouch of Rogan Josh Simmer Sauce in with the cooking meat. Break up the meat as much as possible and cook until the liquid is reduced. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- To make the dough mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Stream in the vegetable oil and slowly begin adding water. You can use your hand to mix the dough. Continue mixing and adding water to form an elastic but firm dough.
- On a clean work surface put down plenty of flour. Break the pieces of dough off into small balls, about the size of a walnut.
- Flatten the dough balls with a rolling pin to about 1/4″ thick.
- On one dough disc place a 1/2 -1 tsp of the meat mixture.
- Top with another dough disc and flatten, taking care to seal the edges.
- Bake on the stovetop with a large pan on medium heat. Each side should cook 3-4 minutes.
- Serve hot!
*note: barley flour is used in this recipe, if using all purpose flour the color of your bread will be different.
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