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Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Posted by Hallee on Oct 31, 2009 in entrees, Hallee's Galley, Mediterranean, Recipes |

lambmeatballsSpicy Lamb Meatballs with Pine Nuts in Tomato Sauce (aka Daoud Pasha)

This recipe was wonderful. I served it with Moroccan Saffron Rice with Dried Fruits and Nuts.

INGREDIENTS:

2 onions
2 TBS olive oil
1 ¼ lb ground lamb
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground coriander
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
¼ cup pine nuts
¼ cup tomato paste
juice of 1 lemon
½ tsp Kosher or sea salt
2 TBS chopped fresh parsley

SUPPLIES:

Measuring cups/spoons
sharp knife and cutting board
deep frying pan with a lid

PREPARATION:

Roughly chop the pine nuts

Slice the onions in half, then into thin half moons.

DIRECTIONS:

In the deep frying pan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the onions. Cook about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

In a mixing bow, mix the lamb, the pine nuts, and the spices (not the salt). Shape into walnut-sized balls. When the onions are done, add them to the pan and gently turn the meatballs for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, they should be lightly colored all over.

In a measuring cup that measures at least 2 cups, add the tomato paste and the lemon juice. Mix well. Add enough water to make 2 cups. Pour over the meatballs. Salt to taste.

Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, turning the meatballs once after 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with fresh parsley.

YIELD:

15 meatballs

NUTRITION: ~*~
High in niacin
High in selenium
High in vitamin B12
High in zinc
NUTRITION FACTS:
~*~
NOTES:

The original recipe did not call for chopped pine nuts, but I preferred to have mine chopped instead of whole.

I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe.  Did you make it?  Did you enjoy it?  Did you make any adjustments to it?

Hallee


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