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This Libyan recipe comes to us from Lisa Rubin, who although fully Roman, learned Tripoli cooking from her mother in law. It looks like a mountain so they serve it on Shavuot.


  • Ready Time : 0 min


4 People


  • oil
  • 1 pound onions or leeks
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 1.5 pounds Beef Stew Meat


  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 cups water
  • salt
  • oil


To prepare the sauce:

Heat the oil in a large pot or dutch oven.  Saute the leeks or onions until they begin to brown.Add the tomato sauce and water.  When it starts to boil put in the meat and cook it for at least 2 or 3 hours at a low heat.

To prepare the dough:

Pour the flour into a large bowl.  Bring the water in a medium sized pot to a boil with a little bit of salt and 2 teaspoons of oil.  Pour the hot water into a separate bowl.  When the water is boiling pour about half of it into the flour immediately stir with a wooden spoon.  It will start to come together, if it is too thick and dense add a little more water, add as much water as needed as you continue to stir until it is a nice soft dough.  Allow to cool a bit until easy to handle. Then form into balls, one per person and place in bowl.

Pour the sauce over the dough and serve immediately.




About Tamar Genger MA, RD


Tamar lives in New York and is the mother of three amazing children, a Registered Dietitian, professor of Nutrition, and as you can probably guess, a foodie! Tamar loves to travel with her family and visits kosher restaurants wherever she goes. Although she loves the sights, she spends more time talking about the restaurants and food she ate! As a mom and a nutritionist, Tamar tries to balance her passion for healthy cooking with her insatiable desire for chocolate!




7 Responses to Bazin

  1. avatar says: ariel

    You left out the meat in the list of ingredients!

  2. avatar says: Alex

    what seasonings did you use? this recipe is incomplete!!

    • It is a very basic, simple recipe and we didn’t use any seasoning, the tomato sauce gave enough flavor combined with the onions and meat, but many people like to use turmeric and paprika and/or something spicy like chili powder.

  3. Recipe is incomplete. You do not cook the dough? Thanks

  4. why do pour the water into a separate bowl? I thought once the water is boiling you pour in on the flour as needed.

    • That is a good question, I think she may have done it cause she needed the pot for something else, doesn’t seem necessary. I made this recipe with a woman in Rome and transcribed it as we worked, she had the tiniest kitchen.

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