This is delicious.
When I gave my husband a spoonful, his reply was: Holy Cow.
My kiddos each had to have a bite as soon as it came out of the oven.
This is one of my very favorite Palestinian dishes, one that I requested whenever I came home from college, jet-lagged, with bags under my eyes and breaking out from the stress of exams and the less-than-nourishing cafeteria food. One bowlful of this hearty, flavorful dish and I had a smile on my face again.
Eggplant has since become one of my favorite vegetables. It's smoky and rich flavor shines in this dish, and paired with tomatoes and beef, allspice and cinnamon, with the faint spicy taste of olive oil--this is one dish that you won't be able to stop sneaking spoonfuls.