Spiced meatballs with fresh tomato sauce

Appetizing Spiced meatballs with fresh tomato sauce Recipe

Meatballs spiced with cinnamon, cumin and coriander make for Middle Eastern magic.
Spiced meatballs with fresh tomato sauce
Prep Time : 0:30 | Cook Time : 0:50 | Total Time : 1:20 | Serving : 8 person.


  • 1kg lamb mince

  • 70g (1/3 cup) couscous

  • 200g fresh ricotta

  • 55g (1/3 cup) currants

  • 1 brown onion, coarsely grated

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Olive oil spray

  • 2 x 250g punnets cherry tomatoes

  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed

  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) water

  • 1 Massel chicken style stock cube, crumbled

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint

  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh coriander

  • Steamed white rice, to serve

  • Natural yoghurt, to serve


  • Step 1

    Combine the mince, couscous, ricotta, currants, onion, cumin, ground coriander and cinnamon in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Roll tablespoonfuls into balls.

  • Step 2

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Spray with oil. Cook one-third of meatballs, turning, for 4-6 minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with remaining meatballs.

  • Step 3

    Add the tomatoes to the pan. Cook, shaking the pan often, for 3-4 minutes or until the tomatoes start to soften. Add the garlic, water and stock cube. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5-10 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Stir in the meatballs. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle with mint and coriander. Serve with rice and yoghurt.

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