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Pan Kabab

Pan Kabab

Believe it or not, Persians do have a few 30-minute meals. This is one example. Ground beef is mixed with grated onions and seasonings and cooked in tomato juice.

Pan Kabab 

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 6 servings


1½ pounds fresh 80% lean ground beef
1 large onion peeled and grated
1½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
6 small tomatoes sliced


Combine all the ingredients, except tomatoes, in a large nonstick skillet. Spread and smoothen the meat mixture in the pan.

Place skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for about 4 to 5 minutes or until the juices are gone. Cut the meat into serving portions. You can cut them vertically, in a pie shape or into square shape. Flip the pieces over. Place sliced tomatoes over the meat. Lower heat to medium. Cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until all juices are gone.

Serve with white rice and Persian salad.

The meat mixture can be shaped into oval patties and cooked as instructed.