Sizzling Spiced Beef (Siga Tibs)

Sizzling Spiced Beef (Siga Tibs)
Berbere, an everyday Ethiopian spice blend that has countless variations but always includes dried chile, garlic, ginger, and fenugreek, adds oomph to this succulent meat dish.Michelle Heimerman

Popular and prepared year-round, this dish also has a place on the table for the fast-breaking feasts of Easter and Christmas. You can cook the meat and brown the onions in the same skillet. Use the largest one you have, and when you're done cooking the onions, move them to the outside of the pan as you cook the meat in the center. For a slightly saucier version of this dish, stir in a splash of tej (Ethiopian mead), red wine, or water with the chiles, and cook for an additional 2 minutes.

Adapted from Ethiopia: Recipes and Traditions from the Horn of Africa (2019) by Yohanis Gebreyesus with Jeff Koehler. Published by Interlink Books.

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