North African Meatballs With California Prunes And Pine Nuts By Healthy Delicious

North African Meatballs With California Prunes And Pine Nuts By Healthy Delicious
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North African Meatballs With California Prunes And Pine Nuts By Healthy Delicious
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hrΒ 5 mins

These meatballs, served with a rich prune and pine nut gravy, were inspired by the flavors of North Africa. Serve over Orzo, rice, or couscous for an extra special weeknight dinner.

Prunes are a natural fit for baked goods – they’re an awesome addition to oatmeal cookies and are delicious paired with chocolate – but they’re also great in savory recipes.

In this meatball recipe, the prunes cook down and help thicken the gravy and add a subtle sweetness that balances out the more savory elements. I also added wine and lemon juice to keep the flavor of the dish bright and stirred in a smattering of pine nuts for texture. It’s so flavorful that you won’t believe it comes together in just 20 minutes!

For maximum flavor,Β I used a combination of beef and pork for these meatballs. You can do the same or use yourΒ favorite meatball recipe. In a pinch, you can even use premade meatballs from the butcher case for a super easy weeknight meal – when it comes down to it, this recipe is all about that delicious gravy.

Β Β½ lb lean ground beef
Β Β½ lb ground pork
Β 1 egg, beaten
Β 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (can use gluten-free)
Β 4 cloves garlic, minced (divided)
Β 1 yellow onion, minced (divided)
Β 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
Β Β½ cup dry white wine
Β 2 cups chicken stock
Β 10 prunesquartered
Β 1 lemonjuiced
Β β…› cup pine nuts
Β 1 handful chopped parsley
Β  plain Greek yogurt and lemon wedges, for serving(Optional)

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Ingredients

Β Β½ lb lean ground beef
Β Β½ lb ground pork
Β 1 egg, beaten
Β 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (can use gluten-free)
Β 4 cloves garlic, minced (divided)
Β 1 yellow onion, minced (divided)
Β 2 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
Β Β½ cup dry white wine
Β 2 cups chicken stock
Β 10 prunesquartered
Β 1 lemonjuiced
Β β…› cup pine nuts
Β 1 handful chopped parsley
Β  plain Greek yogurt and lemon wedges, for serving(Optional)
North African Meatballs With California Prunes And Pine Nuts By Healthy Delicious

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