Eggs in meat sauce (Makhlama)

fg makhlamaThis is a delicious Iraqi dish I sampled last Summer when visiting Iraqi friends. It is perfect for brunch and easy to prepare. 

INGREDIENTS: 4 TO 6 Servings

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground meat
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tomatoes, peeled and diced or 1 14-oz can (optional)
  • 1 potato, diced (optional)
  • 6 eggs

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat;pan-fry the onion and potato (if using) and add the meat to brown, breaking it with a wooden spoon. Remove the excess oil and add the tomatoes. Stew covered over gentle heat for 20 minutes or so. 

2. Break the eggs, one at a time, in the skillet. Cover and cook a few minutes till set. Season and serve immediately with pita bread or (if you have access to it) tannour bread. 

fg makhlama


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  1. Posted August 10, 2014 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Proof that simple is best…This is an easy to prepare, comforting dish.


  2. Posted August 11, 2014 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Scrumptious and so comforting!



  3. Posted August 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Simple and delicious! A winning combination :)

  4. Posted August 13, 2014 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    It’s almost lunchtime here, wish I had a bowl of this deliciousness in front of me RIGHT NOW!

  5. Posted August 20, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Oh my! Book marked it. I can see this being just what a Sunday brunch calls for. Love it!


    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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