North African chermoula meatballs

With hints of exotic spices.
 
recipes, beef, African

Recipe from: 13 May 2015
Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 25 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • MEATBALLS:
  • 500
    g
    free-range lean mince meat
  • 2
    slices white bread, crusts removed and crumbed
  • 1
    egg
  • 2
    tsp
    chermoula spice
  • 1
    tsp
    ground coriander
  • 1
    tsp
    salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • SAUCE:
  • 2
    Tbs
    olive oil
  • 1
    onion, finely diced
  • 1
    garlic clove, minced
  • thumb sized piece of ginger, grated
  • 1
    tsp
    cumin
  • 1
    tsp
    paprika
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2
    cinnamon sticks
  • 1
    tsp
    brown sugar
  • 400
    g
    tinned tomatoes, mulched
  • 2
    Tbs
    currants
  • 250
    ml
    chicken stock
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 

Place all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix together by hand. Roll into evenly sized balls.

Heat the olive oil in a large, non-stick frying pan. Brown the meatballs until they have formed a dark crust on the bottom. Turn over gently and continue to brown on all sides. Shift the meatballs to the side of the pan and add the onion. Sauté for about 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and cook for another minute.

Stir in the ginger, cumin, paprika, lemon zest, cinnamon and brown sugar. Turn the meatballs over to coat in  the spices. Add the tomatoes, currants and chicken stock. Season with salt and black pepper. With the lid on, simmer for bout 20 minutes until the sauce is reduced and the meat is cooked through.

Serve with bulgar wheat or couscous and roast butternut.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Bibby's Kitchen@36. To see more recipes, please click here.
 
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