Aunty Rachel’s Beef-stuffed Artichokes
Credit: Clare Winfield
My Aunty Rachel kindly spent one of her precious vacation days when she came over on a visit from Israel cooking with me in my kitchen, and from that I inherited two wonderful dishes, this one and the Hot Red Bell Pepper Fish Stew. Stuffed artichokes are very popular in Morocco where Rachel’s family came from, and there is such a lovely contrast of flavors here
in the warm-spiced ground beef and the slightly sharp taste of the artichokes. Most Middle Eastern or Turkish supermarkets stock artichoke bottoms in a jar, but if you can’t get those, feel free to use frozen ones, which are widely available, or of course fresh ones when they are in season. Serve with Israeli “Chik Chak” Salad.