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Potato Stew with Beef or Lamb (Kari)

A delicious, rich stew, loaded with meat and potatoes, served over white rice.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 44 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Assyrian, Middle Eastern
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 463kcal


  • 1 pound beef, lamb, or chicken (with bones)
  • 3 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 medium potatoes (cubed)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 3 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • ½ tbps paprika powder


  • Cut meat into 3" pieces and rinse well. Place in a six-quart Dutch oven and cover with 5 cups of water.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, covered. Remove meat from the pot, strain and reserve remaining broth.
  • Rinse pot, dry, then add the vegetable oil. Fry the cubed potatoes until golden. Add the onion,and garlic and cook for a few minutes. 
  • Return meat to the pot and sprinkle with salt, curry, and paprika and brown meat for a few minutes.
  • Dissolve tomato paste in 4 cups of reserved broth. If necessary, add more water to equal 4 cups. Pour liquid over the meat and potatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g