Kitfo is seasoned chopped beef, mixed with ground chilies and herbed butter. Often served raw (kitfo tere), it may also be lightly sauteed (kitfo lebleb) or cooked till well-done (kitfo yebesele). The name means “to chop finely; mince.”
- 1/2 pound beef knuckle or chuck, freshly chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- l/4 teaspoon cardamom
- 2-l/2 teaspoons melted herbed butter
- Mitmitta (dried ground chilies), garlic and salt to taste
Combine all ingredients, mixing for about 5 minutes. Serve raw or saute to desired doneness.