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

    Kefta Tajine (Moroccan Spiced Meatballs W/ Eggs in Tomato Sauce). Photo by Um Safia

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    littleturtle's Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    meatballs

    Units: US | Metric

    Meatballs

    Sauce

    Vegetables and Eggs

    Directions:

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

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 02, 2007

      55

      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'!

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    • on July 09, 2008

      55

      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!

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    • on July 06, 2007

      55

      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.

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

    Serving Size: 1 (278 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 485.5
     
    Calories from Fat 336
    69%
    Total Fat 37.3 g
    57%
    Saturated Fat 13.7 g
    68%
    Cholesterol 241.4 mg
    80%
    Sodium 799.7 mg
    33%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.0 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    12%
    Sugars 5.4 g
    21%
    Protein 26.2 g
    52%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lamb stock

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