Cookbook:Gored Gored (Ethiopian Raw Beef)

Gored Gored (Ethiopian Raw Beef)
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Gored gored is a unique and flavorful dish made with tender pieces of raw beef seasoned with traditional Ethiopian spices. This dish is typically enjoyed by meat lovers and is often served as a part of a larger Ethiopian meal.






  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the melted niter kibbeh, berbere spice blend, lime juice, salt, black pepper, cardamom, and cayenne pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
  2. Add the bite-sized beef cubes to the marinade and toss until they are well coated. Cover the bowl and let the beef marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight for more intense flavors.
  3. Just before serving, remove the beef from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.
  4. Transfer the marinated beef cubes to a serving plate, arranging them in a single layer.
  5. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro.
  6. Serve the gored gored immediately with injera or other bread of your choice.

Notes, tips, and variations

  • Gored gored is typically served raw or lightly seared on the outside while keeping the interior raw. It is important to use high-quality beef from a trusted source to minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses.
  • Ensure that the beef is fresh, properly handled, and stored at the correct temperature.
  • Adjust the spiciness of the marinade by adding more or less cayenne pepper according to your taste preferences.
  • For added flavor, you can toast the berbere spice blend in a dry skillet over low heat before using it in the marinade.
  • Some recipes include the addition of minced garlic or finely chopped onions to the marinade for additional flavor.
  • You can customize the level of spiciness by adjusting the amount of berbere spice blend used.