Mawmenye (Lentils and Beef Stew) Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 tablespoons butter
<br>- 1 ¼ pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
<br>- ¼ teaspoon pepper
<br>- ½ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 cup chicken broth
<br>- 1 cup dry lentils
<br>- 4 cups beef broth
<br>- 1 cup diced turnip
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
<br>- ¼ teaspoon salt
<br>- ½ teaspoon dried basil
<br>- 1 cup raisins
<br>- ⅔ cup chopped dried figs
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then cook in the pot until browned on the outside. Pour in the chicken broth, and simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes, until the beef is tender. Remove the beef from the liquid, and set aside.
<br>step 2: Pour the beef broth into the pot, and add the lentils. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
<br>step 3: Season the turnips with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and basil, and add them to the pot. Return the beef to the pot, and stir in the raisins and figs. Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.
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Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 ¼ pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 cup dry lentils
- 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup diced turnip
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- 1 cup raisins
- ⅔ cup chopped dried figs

Directions
step 1: Melt butter in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season the beef with salt and pepper, then cook in the pot until browned on the outside. Pour in the chicken broth, and simmer over medium heat for about 45 minutes, until the beef is tender. Remove the beef from the liquid, and set aside.
step 2: Pour the beef broth into the pot, and add the lentils. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.
step 3: Season the turnips with cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and basil, and add them to the pot. Return the beef to the pot, and stir in the raisins and figs. Simmer for 10 minutes to blend the flavors before serving.

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