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Tunisian-Style Omelet with Ground Beef, Harissa and Parsley

35 minutes

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Tunisian-Style Omelet with Ground Beef, Harissa and Parsley

A Tunisian tajine, not to be confused with a stewy Moroccan tagine, is an egg dish similar to a frittata. This recipe is our version of tajine maadnous, which combines eggs with meat (often lamb, chicken or beef), a starchy element (either bread or potatoes) and cheese, along with a good amount of parsley. Cumin, turmeric and harissa, a fragrant chili paste common in Maghrebi cooking, lend bold flavor to this super-simple one-pan meal. Look for harissa in well-stocked grocery stores, spice shops or Middle Eastern markets. We start the cooking on the stovetop and finish the omelet in the oven, so you will need an oven-safe 12-inch nonstick skillet.

4 to 6



Don’t use a tender, soft-crumbed bread for this recipe. Opt instead for a rustic loaf with hearty texture, as it will offer a nice contrast between the custardiness of the egg-soaked areas and the crispness of the pieces that toast on the surface of the omelet.

35 minutes


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