Gored gored is a raw beef dish eaten in Ethiopia.

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Take a look at the recipe video for Gored Gored.


2   pounds of tender high end beef
4    tablespoon Nite Kibe
4    tablespoon berbere


Cut the beef in cubes and in a pot melt the butter (Kiba) at low heat. Mix the beef and berbere in the butter.

Stir on a high heat for 1-3 minutes stirring until the meat is cooked rare, medium or well done depending on your taste.
Traditionally, it is served rare. Add salt to taste.

Ethiopian Raw Meat Recipe – Gored Gored አማርኛ

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