Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious tomato sauce.

Beef Stuffed Artichokes

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Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious tomato sauce. This dish is seriously so good! I’ve always said that braising is my favorite cooking method and this Beef Stuffed Artichokes Bottoms recipe just proves that to be true!

Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious tomato sauce.

 

This Dish is one of my mother in law’s signature dishes. My father in law who loves gardening, plants artichokes in his garden in Lebanon. The peak artichoke season in Lebanon is from May to June and that’s when my parents in law harvest them, make a few meals, and store the rest in the freezer. They  would spent days peeling and cleaning these interesting large, spiky vegetables in order to stuff them. Using frozen artichokes is much faster and a perfectly acceptable way to make this dish. 

Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious tomato sauce.

Beef Stuffed Artichoke Bottoms is exactly as it sounds, artichoke bottoms stuffed with a spiced beef and pine nuts mixture and braised in a delicious tomato sauce.

Beef Stuffed Artichokes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen artichoke bottoms
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1  onion, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs black pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 garlic glove- minced

Instructions

    1. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 baking tray (set aside) and preheat the oven to 350 F.
    1. In a large skillet, over medium heat, add oil, chopped onions, salt and cook on medium heat.
    2. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until golden but not browned.
    3. Add ground beef and spices and stir well with onions- cook until beef is fully cooked (about 20 minutes)- set aside.
    4. In a small pan, over medium low heat, add olive oil and pine nuts and cook until golden- stirring frequently to prevent them from getting burned- set aside.
    5. Scoop out about 1 tbsp of the beef mixture and fill each artichoke bottom- there will still be meat mixture left.
    6. Place each beef filled artichoke in the bottom of the prepared baking tray- line them up next to each other.
    7. Spread the rest of the beef mixture to cover the already stuffed artichokes.
    8. Sprinkle pine nuts to cover the beef mixture.
    9. In a small bowl, mix tomato sauce and minced garlic clove,and water and pour on top of artichoke and beef mixture.
    10. Cover your baking tray with a foil and bake for 25-30 minutes prior to serving.
    11. Serve with rice on the side and enjoy! :).

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