Curried Meatballs

Total Time
35mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
20 mins

I was given this recipe by a co-worker of mine who grew up in South Africa. It is from "Everyday Cape Malay Cooking" by Zainab Legardien. I have modified the recipe to either be more in line with our tastes or to use ingredients that I can get at my local grocery store. You can serve this with rice, spinach or by itself.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium heat and stir-fry the onions.
  2. Add cinnamon stick and water, then add tomato sauce, garam masala, turmeric, ginger paste, salt, starseed petal and vinegar.
  3. Mix well and leave to simmer on low.
  4. To prepare the meatballs, place breadcrumbs, parsley, ghee, tomato and ground beef in a bowl and mix well but lightly.
  5. Form into medium-sized balls.
  6. Add meatballs to simmering sauce and add more water if necessary.
  7. Reduce heat and add bay leaves, sugar, all spice and breadcrumbs - IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU DO NOT STIR AT THIS STAGE.
  8. Simmer, covered, until done (about 15 minutes).