Kefta Tajine (Moroccan Spiced Meatballs W/ Eggs in Tomato Sauce)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Classic Moroccan Tagine. A tagine is a subtly flavored stew, served over couscous or rice. This one makes a nice dinner served with salad and fresh bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use your hands to mix the meatball ingredients, and roll mixture into mini meatballs 3/4"-1" in diameter; set aside.
  2. In a skillet or tajine combine sauce ingredients and let mixture simmer, covered, over low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Add meatballs, squash, and peas to the sauce and simmer, covered, over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.
  4. Pour the eggs in in a stream over everything.
  5. Cover and cook just long enough to cook the egg (about 3 minutes, depending on how well done you like your eggs).
  6. Serve warm over couscous, sprinkled with cumin or black pepper if desired.
Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! I wasn't sure about making something I've never tasted, I just wanted to try something a little bit foriegn to what I usually eat. My husband and I loved it...also just as delicious as left overs! Happy cookin'!

ariznstarr July 02, 2007

Delicious! I was a bit uncertain about using the eggs when I first read the recipe...but they went well with thre rest. I loved the suggestion of using cumin in the couscous. Thanks!

Ginger Rose July 09, 2008

Reviewded for ZWT III - Family Picks. We loved this authentic meal. It was easy to prepare and needed no hard to find ingredients. Thanks for posting this.

Um Safia July 06, 2007