This Easy Ethiopian Mushroom Stir-Fry Will Be Your New Fave Weeknight Meal

mushroom tibs with a side of injera
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
2-4 servings

Tibs are a quick, easy and delicious Ethiopian-style stir-fry traditionally made with beef or lamb. Mushroom tibs are one of my favourite ways to make a tasty plant-based alternative to this popular dish. It is super flavourful and perfect for a quick lunch or weeknight dinner. Tibs are typically served with injera (a spongy fermented Ethiopian flatbread), but can also be enjoyed with rice, fonio or quinoa.



pound mushrooms
yellow onion
1 ½
bell peppers
cloves garlic, minced
1 ½
Tbsp berbere (Ethiopian spice blend)
tsp ground korarima (Ethiopian Black cardamom) (optional)
sprig rosemary
Salt, to taste



Tip: Tibs are all about your personal preference. If you’d like this dish to be a bit less saucy, add half of the tomato instead. Many berbere spice b

mise en place for mushrooms tibs
Step 1

Begin by prepping all of the vegetables. Clean mushrooms thoroughly and remove the stem (save stems for another dish). Slice mushrooms evenly and set aside.

Step 2

Dice tomatoes, thinly slice the onion and bell peppers and set aside. Remove the seeds from the jalapeno and thinly slice.

sliced vegetables for mushroom tibs
Step 3

To a hot pan, add the sliced mushrooms. Cook down on medium-high until it reduces in volume. Drain the excess liquid and remove the mushrooms. Set both the liquid and mushrooms aside for later.

Step 4

Now add oil to the heated pan and sauté the onions.

Step 5

Once the onions begin to become translucent, add the berbere spice and stir. Pour back in a few spoons of the liquid from the mushrooms as needed.

Step 6

Add the minced garlic to the pan, stir and add the diced tomatoes. Next add bell peppers and stir.

Step 7

Add the mushrooms, jalapenos, korarima spice, rosemary and stir.

Step 8

Garnish with rosemary or thinly sliced jalapeno (in Ethiopian cooking, jalapenos are both an ingredient and garnish!). Serve with fresh injera, rice, quinoa or fonio. Enjoy!

a hearty plate of mushroom tibs

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