This recipe was sent to me via my sweet sister and teacher Noura Shamma.
Note: you can make this without meat and substitute with some celery if you like.
Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef (1/2 kg ) 2 large onion garlic salt pepper cinnamon ground cumin allspice paprika oregano 3 cans of chopped tomatoes (or if you have fresh you can use those) 2 cans of navy beans tomato sauce (or paste - if you use paste you'll need to add water)
Process: Chop 1 onion, saute in oil until golden, add garlic, fry briefly add ground beef and mix w/onions, break up the meat with a fork add about a cup of water add salt, pepper, cumin (about 1 teaspoon), cinnamon (1 teaspoon), allspice (1 teaspoon), red pepper/chili if you like let the meat cook - add more spices as you like,
In a separate pot - chop and fry onion, with garlic add oregano, salt, pepper, let it fry 30seconds add the tomatoes let that cook a bit then add paprika (1-2 teaspoon) add tomato sauce (1 can) let that simmer add more spices to taste
drain the navy beans and wash them (avoid the ones w/added sugar) add the beans to the tomatoes add the meat let the whole thing simmer as long as you can, add water if starts to cook down too much.
the longer it cooks the better it tastes, if you can even do it the day before that would be better.