Cumin Meatballs

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Mirj2338

These meatballs have a very Middle Eastern flavor. To make these suitable for Passover, just substitute matzah meal for the bread crumbs.

Top Review by Millereg

Well, I looked at the ingredients and thought "That doesn't seem like enough cumin to be able to taste it" but then I quickly came to my senses and prepared the recipe verbatim because I've learned not to fool with Mirjam's recipes. And I'm glad I did, because the flavour was just right. Served them with dressed pasta and a light salad. Wunderbar!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix meat, egg, bread cumbs, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Divide into 20 equal-size balls.
  3. Roll each ball into egg shape.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add meatballs, brown on all sides.
  7. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  8. Drain skillet.
  9. Pour 3/4 cup water into skillet.
  10. Add tomato paste, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  11. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cook 5 minutes.
  12. Return meat to skillet and cook just until heated through.

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