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D is for Dinner - Special Kitfo

Some people call it Ethiopia's version of steak tartar, but the owners of the family run restaurant Habesha (574 Rideau Street) know it as All in a Day guest co-host James Peltzer's favourite dish. Habesha co-owner Mimi Woldeyes shared her recipe for Special Kitfo.

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Special Kitfo

Recipe by Mimi Woldeyes of Habesha Restaurant
Preparation time: 10 Minutes, Yield: 1 serving


200 grams minced lean beef
2 tablespoon melted spiced butter
1 tablespoon cottage cheese
1 tablespoon steamed and chopped collard greens
1 teaspoon spiced chili powder
A pinch of salt and Black Cardamom

Melt the spiced butter on very low heat
Add the spiced chili powder and the collard greens and stir
Sprinkle the salt and black cardamom
Remove from fire and add the minced meat and return back to fire and mix the ingredients fast without letting the meat get cooked.
Finally add the cheese and mix well
Serve the dish while it is still warm inside a clay pot on top of injera (traditional Ethiopian flat bread) with spiced chili powder on the side.

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