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    Meatball & Tomato Sauce (Moroccan Tagine)

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    Nasseh's Note:

    This recipe was originally for a Moroccan tagine. I changed some of the ingredients to make a wonderful meatball & tomato sauce. The different spices give it delightful sweet & spicy flavor. It is one of my favorite dishes, goes beautifully with Authentic Moroccan Bread.

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    1. 1
      Mix the onion, parsley, spices, & beef together. Form into 1 inch balls, flatten & then brown in oil. When done, remove from the heat & cover.
    2. 2
      Drain about half the juice from the diced tomatoes & place into a sauce pan. Add the tomato sauce, onion, garlic, parsley, olive oil & spices. Simmer, uncovered for 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened.
    3. 3
      Add the meatballs to the sauce & continue cooking together for another 5-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Serve with Moroccan bread to soak up the sauce. It is also great served over pasta.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 23, 2008


      I really enjoyed this sauce, it was a step from the normal but unfortunately, and I don't know how, the men couldn't taste a difference between this and my normal pasta sauce, but my dad didn't dope it up like he usually does so maybe that says something. I used stewed tomatoes instead of diced, and extra tomato sauce so I could make sure I didn't get many chunks as I like a smooth sauce. Served it over cheese raviolis, used 1 1/2lb meat and doubled the spices, dbf went for thirds so there were no leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on June 13, 2008


      This was a wonderful meal! I just loved the combination of spices - sweet, spicy and rich tasting. The meatballs were very tender and nicely spiced as well. I took your suggestion and served it with your Authentic Moroccan Bread and it was terrific - thanks for sharing!

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    • on February 19, 2008


      We all liked the overall flavor but felt it tasted too much of tomato sauce. I'll cut down the amount next time & probably add extra spices. The meatballs were delicious as-is. I was leary about flattening them at first & still don't know the reason for doing it, but they were cute & easier to cook evenly. Made & enjoyed for the "Great Tagine Treasure Hunt" in 2008.

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    Nutritional Facts for Meatball & Tomato Sauce (Moroccan Tagine)

    Serving Size: 1 (409 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 424.9
    Calories from Fat 253
    Total Fat 28.1 g
    Saturated Fat 8.2 g
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    Sodium 1389.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 21.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
    Sugars 10.8 g
    Protein 24.1 g

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