Artichoke Bottoms

You will need: artichoke bottoms (can be frozen or carved), lemons, black pepper, cinnamon, all spice (or 7 spice), 1 onion, salt, frozen peas, pine nuts, olive oil, butter, flour, chicken stock, 1 pound of ground beef


  • First, make the stuffing by sautéing one minced onion in butter until fragrant
  • Add 1 pound ground beef
  • Break up the beef with a wooden spoon
  • Add 1/2 tsp of each: Black pepper, cinnamon, all spice (or 7 spice), garlic powder
  • Mix
  • Cook uncovered, on medium heat until the meat is browned (this takes about 20 minutes)
  • Add salt to taste
  • Add 1 cup of frozen peas
  • Cook for 5 minutes
  • Fry some pine nuts in oil and butter
  • Until they’re light golden in color then transfer them into a bowl and set it aside
  • In the same saucepan using the leftover butter, add 2 tbsps of flour
  • Mix flour very well to avoid having lumps in the sauce
  • Add 4 ladles of hot stock (I used chicken stock) and mix
  • Add 2 tbsps of lemon juice
  • Bring sauce to a soft boil, then simmer on low-medium heat for 5 minutes
  • Transfer the sauce to an oven safe dish
  • Arrange the artichoke bottoms in the dish. If your using frozen artichokes you will need to boil them in lemon water first
  • Fill the cavity of each of the artichokes with the stuffing
  • They are now ready for the oven!
  • Cover and bake on 350F for 25 to 30 minutes, until artichoke is fork tender
  • Enjoy!