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North African Meatballs with Sauce

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I am always looking to try something new. I love experimenting with new flavor combinations. I have long wanted to try African cuisine in the kitchen. This recipe was very simple and had a lot of great flavors. I urge you to give it a try even if the combination seems a little odd to you it really all does come together in the end. I personally may add a little tomato paste to the sauce to thicken it next time. This is normally eaten with rice in North Africa and I personally think it is a better pairing than pasta but go with your whim. I think I may try the leftovers with some flat bread and maybe some spiced sour cream…..hmmm ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Tomato Sauce

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Recipe by MyLoveForCooking.com
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

0

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs Canola Oil

  • 1/2 chopped red onion

  • 3 Cloves minced garlic

  • 1 Lemon zested

  • 1/2 cup Chopped Kalamata Olives chopped

  • 1/2 cup White Wine

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 can diced tomatoes

  • 1 tsp Brown Sugar

  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

  • Pinch Cinnamon

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  • In large saucepan heat oil on low
  • Cook down onions for five minutes, covered
  • Add garlic and cook for two minutes
  • Add lemon zest and olives
  • Cook two minutes more
  • Increase heat a little and add white wine to deglaze pan
  • Allow wine to reduce, uncovered for two minutes.
  • Stir in water, diced tomatoes with juice, sugar,red pepper flakes, cinnamon and salt and pepper.
  • Return to simmer and add cooked meatballs
  • Lower heat, cover and cook meatballs for 15 minutes more.

North African Meatballs with Sauce

0 from 0 votes
Recipe by MyLoveForCooking.com Course: Main Courses, Recipes
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Total time

0

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Chicken (or meat of your choice)

  • 1 egg slightly beaten

  • 2 Tbs Tomato Paste

  • 3 Tbs Chopped Cilantro

  • 1 Tbs Chopped Ginger

  • 1 tsp ground Cumin

  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

  • Pinch Cinnamon

  • Kosher Salt (to taste)

  • Ground Black Pepper (to taste)

Directions

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients for meatballs except chicken till incorporated
  • Mix in Ground Chicken
  • Form into 16 meatballs
  • Place on greased baking sheet
  • Bake for 30 minutes

4 Comments

  1. Hi Michelle, can’t wait to try this recipe! It’s perfect for my Winter Thyme Spice Exploration! I’m with you on trying new flavors and really love the Moroccan/North African combinations. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi Nicole, this looks delicious! Such a great way to make ‘ormal meatballs’ much more exotic!
    Marian

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