Recipe: T'fina pkaila with beef
(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
T'fina pkaila with beef
Total time: 3 hours, 15 minutes plus 2 to 2 1/2 hours cooking time for the spinach.
Note: Adapted from Got Kosher? Provisions. The original recipe includes osbana, a homemade sausage, in place of the kosher smoked andouille.
3 pounds fresh spinach leaves
3 cups olive oil
2 quarts water
1/2 pound navy beans, large if possible, preferably soaked overnight
2 large onions, finely diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 fresh mint leaves, or 3 teaspoons dried mint
1 stick cinnamon, or 1/8 teaspoon ground
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 calf's foot, optional
1 pound boneless beef shank, cut into 3- to 4-ounce pieces, or beef cheeks (use 3- to 5- ounce cheeks, depending on your preference)
1 pound couscous
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon salt, divided
3 tablespoons canola oil
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