For the Broth

  • 3 onions
  • 4 beets
  • 5 tbsp. oil
  • 3 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Sauté the onions in the oil until translucent.
  2. Add the beets, salt and pepper, and sauté a few minutes more.
  3. Add the tomato paste and 2 cups water and bring to a boil.

For the Meat

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 lb. / 500 grams ground beef
  • ½ tsp. ras el hanout (Morrocan spice blend)
  • salt
  • pepper

Brown the meat in the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and ras el hanout.

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups semolina
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Mix all the ingredients together until it forms a soft.
  2. Remove a small piece of dough and roll it into a ball. Flatten it and place a teaspoon of the ground beef mixture in the center. Fold the dough around the beef and drop into the soup.
  3. Continue until all the dough has been used. Simmer the soup with the dumplings for 2 hours before serving.