Wheat Soup
(Ha-saa Al-Gereesh - Saudi Arabia)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound meat
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions
  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 4 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 cups water

Instructions

  1. Peel and finely chop the onions. Heat the oil in a sauce pan. Lightly fry the onions.
  2. Add the meat and fry on all sides.
  3. Cover the meat with water and cook until almost tender.
  4. Puree the tomatoes and season with salt, pepper and cinnamon sticks.
  5. Add the cracked wheat to the soup. Cover the pot and simmer, checking the water level occasionally.
  6. Pour soup into tureen.
  7. Sprinkle the cinnamon on top.
  8. Serve hot.