Beef and Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

This is an easy yet tasty dish to make. Baked ground beef and tender potatoes with a creamy tahini sauce will satisfy your hunger craving.

Nutritional info
per serving

Calories 629
Fat 4g
Saturated fat 7g
Carbohydrates 40g
Sodium 1,094mg
Fiber 6g
Protein 31g
Cholesterol 48mg

Beef and Potatoes with Tahini Sauce

1 (9-inch) casserole
Servings
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Ingredients

  • [1/2] large yellow onion
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2[1/2] tsp. salt
  • [1/2] tsp. ground black pepper
  • 6 small red potatoes, washed
  • 3 TB. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • [3/4] cup tahini paste
  • 1[1/2] cups water
  • [1/4] cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TB. minced garlic
  • [1/2] cup pine nuts

Directions

Preheat the oven to 425ºF.

In a food processor fitted with a chopping blade, blend yellow onion for 30 seconds.

Transfer onion to a large bowl. Add beef, 1 teaspoon salt, black pepper, and mix well.

Spread beef mixture evenly in the bottom of a 9-inch casserole dish, and bake for 20 minutes.

Cut red potatoes into [1/4]-inch-thick pieces, place in a bowl, and toss with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and [1/2] teaspoon salt. Spread potatoes on a baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes.

In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, tahini paste, water, lemon juice, garlic, and remaining 1 teaspoon salt.

Remove beef mixture and potatoes from the oven. Using a spatula, transfer potatoes to the casserole dish. Pour yogurt sauce over top, and bake for 15 more minutes.

In a small pan over low heat, heat remaining 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Add pine nuts, and toast for 1 or 2 minutes.

Remove casserole dish from the oven, spoon pine nuts over top, and serve warm with brown rice.

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