Beef Tajine with Lemon Oregano Sauce

3 pounds lean lamb, beef or bison chunks, 2×2″ squares
6 cups water
2 large onions, sliced very thin
Good pinch saffron
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 tablespoons dry thyme or oregano
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Ground pepper to taste

Cook the beef chunks in the water at medium flame, covered, for two hours. Add the onions, saffron, turmeric and cook covered on a medium flame for 1 hour. Uncover, add the thyme, lemon juice and pepper and cook 2-3 more minutes. Transfer the meat with a slotted spoon onto a platter. Check the liquid in the pot: If it is too thin, reduce on a high flame for a few minutes until thickened, and pour over the meat.

~ Recipe submitted by Levana Kirschenbaum of for more great passover recipes go to, Levana cooks for Passover!

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