Kitfo is a traditional meat-based dish of the Ethiopian culture, and one of the most popular dishes in Ethiopia. Renowned for its unique and flavorful taste, Kitfo is a spicy minced beef dish made with Niter Kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter), garlic, chili powder, and cardamom. This flavorful combination creates a unique dining experience that has been enjoyed for centuries in Ethiopia.

Kitfo can be served well-cooked, lightly cooked, or even raw depending on your preference. It is often accompanied by a side of Injera (a type of flatbread made from teff flour), and Ayib ( Ethiopian cottage cheese). It is an important part of the cuisine in Ethiopia and can be found in many Ethiopian restaurants around the world.

Ingredients Required to Make Kitfo

  • 3 lbs beef, freshly grounded (without fat)
  • ¼ cup niter kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)
  • 1 tsp korerima
  • 1 tsp mitmita
  • 1 tsp salt

How to Make Kitfo (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

  1. Begin by thoroughly mixing the ground beef with the korerimamitmita, and some salt; then top it all off with the niter kibbeh.
  2. Then add the mix onto a pan or skillet and heat until the meat is cooked as your liking.
  3. Serve your Kitfo hot with Injera.

Equipment Recommendations to Make Kitfo

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Kitfo Recipe

Kitfo Recipe

Recipe by Sara Seife
Course: Main Dishes, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: EthiopianDifficulty: Easy

Kitfo is a beloved beef dish in Ethiopia. Learn how to make Kitfo by using this simple recipe. Here you will learn about all the ingredients you will need to make every simple version of this traditional Ethiopian dish with all the necessary directions.

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Ingredients

  • 3 lbs beef, freshly grounded (without fat)

  • ¼ cup niter kibbeh (Ethiopian clarified butter)

  • 1 tsp korerima

  • 1 tsp mitmita

  • 1 tsp salt

Directions

  • Begin by thoroughly mixing the ground beef with the korerima, mitmita, and some salt; then top it all off with the niter kibbeh.
  • Then add the mix onto a pan or skillet and heat until the meat is cooked as your liking.
  • Serve your Kitfo hot with Injera.

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