This is the only way I have tried fennel and I absolutely love it! Funny too cause I do not like licorice yet I love fennel surprisingly! It tastes and smells just like it! One of my best friends Hatice taught me this dish, it goes really nicely with plain yogurt on the side. My friend prepares this with stew meat, and it turns out so tender and yummy….I never have such luck so I use ground beef. I usually have cooked ground beef in the fridge to add to dishes like this.
What you will need:
- 2 whole fennels
- 1 small onion
- 1 cup water + more if needed
- salt and pepper
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4-5 tbsp cooked crumbled up ground beef
- 1/2 lemon
Rinse fennel, and cut into bite size pieces. Chop onion. Combine cut up fennel and chopped onion in a pot, add water and season with salt, water should fill half the pot. Add ground beef, olive oil and pepper. Cover with lid and cook on low to medium heat, if you find that there is too much water, you can uncover the pot. Cook until desired tenderness, takes about an hour to cook. When done cooking, squeeze lemon juice over. Enjoy!