North African Meatballs By TheBrookCook

North African Meatballs By TheBrookCook
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North African Meatballs By TheBrookCook
Yields6 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hrΒ 10 mins

This ultra-flavorful dish is based upon a versionΒ of North African meatballs served in France, where they are called boulettes. Both the sauce and the meatballs areΒ loadedΒ with spices. SO fragrant and delicious.

This recipe was adapted from the New York Times, contributed by David Tanis. I used ground turkey instead of beef or lamb and increased the garlic.

For the Saffron Tomato Sauce:
Β 2 tbsp olive oil
Β 1 Β½ cups finely diced onion
Β 3 garlic cloves, minced
Β 2 tbsp tomato paste
Β black pepperfreshly ground
Β 3 cups chicken stock, vegetable broth, or water
For the Meatballs:
Β 1 Β½ cups cubed day-old firm white bread
Β 1 cup milk (I used 1 percent)
Β 1 ΒΌ lbs ground beef, lamb, or turkey
Β 1 large egg, beaten
Β 1 tsp coarse salt
Β ΒΌ tsp black pepperfreshly ground
Β 4 garlic cloves, minced
Β β…› tsp nutmeggrated
Β 1 tsp ground ginger
Β 1 tsp turmeric
Β 2 tsp smoked paprika
Β ΒΌ tsp cayenne
Β ΒΌ tsp ground cloves
Β ΒΌ tsp ground coriander
Β Β½ tsp ground cumin
Β 3 tbsp chopped parsley
Β 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
Β 3 tbsp finely chopped scallion
Β all-purpose flourfor dusting
Β olive oil or vegetable oil
For the Couscous:
Β 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Β Β½ cup golden raisinssoaked in hot water to soften, then drained
Β ΒΌ tsp ground cinnamon

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Ingredients

For the Saffron Tomato Sauce:
Β 2 tbsp olive oil
Β 1 Β½ cups finely diced onion
Β 3 garlic cloves, minced
Β 2 tbsp tomato paste
Β black pepperfreshly ground
Β 3 cups chicken stock, vegetable broth, or water
For the Meatballs:
Β 1 Β½ cups cubed day-old firm white bread
Β 1 cup milk (I used 1 percent)
Β 1 ΒΌ lbs ground beef, lamb, or turkey
Β 1 large egg, beaten
Β 1 tsp coarse salt
Β ΒΌ tsp black pepperfreshly ground
Β 4 garlic cloves, minced
Β β…› tsp nutmeggrated
Β 1 tsp ground ginger
Β 1 tsp turmeric
Β 2 tsp smoked paprika
Β ΒΌ tsp cayenne
Β ΒΌ tsp ground cloves
Β ΒΌ tsp ground coriander
Β Β½ tsp ground cumin
Β 3 tbsp chopped parsley
Β 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
Β 3 tbsp finely chopped scallion
Β all-purpose flourfor dusting
Β olive oil or vegetable oil
For the Couscous:
Β 2 tbsp unsalted butter
Β Β½ cup golden raisinssoaked in hot water to soften, then drained
Β ΒΌ tsp ground cinnamon
North African Meatballs By TheBrookCook

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