Batata Bel Kamoun

Batata Bel Kamoun
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs

Batata bel kamoun is a traditional Tunisian stew prepared with potatoes and beef, and deliciously scented with cumin and harissa.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: North African, Tunisian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sarah-Eden Dadoun

3 lb white potatoes , cut into large pieces
1 lb beef , cut into large pieces (chuck or scoter)
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon harissa (according to taste)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 cloves garlic , crushed


In a large pot, add the oil and heat over medium heat.
Brown the meat on all sides for a few minutes.
Add the garlic. Cover with boiling water and cook for 45 minutes over medium heat.
Add the potatoes and mix well.
Add the cumin, harissa, salt, pepper and tomato paste and mix well.
Cover and simmer again over low heat for 45 minutes.
The sauce should be compact, unctuous and reaching the height of the potatoes and meat. Therefore, add boiling water during cooking or reduce the sauce by increasing the heat, if necessary.
Present the dish with the meat in the center and the potatoes around. Drizzle the sauce over.
Serve with Tunisian Italian bread.