Total Time
25mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

Slightly sweet and a little tart. But it's a change from your usual (tomato & cranberry sauce or ketchup & jelly meatball recipes). This recipe is gluten-free and casein-free. You can find pomegranate molasses at a local health food or gourmet food store. Or you can make your own by reducing pomegranate juice (plus a little sugar and lemon juice) over a medium flame for an hour. Serve over rice or noodles.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. 1. Finely dice a quarter of the onion. Combine with beef, egg, rice, salt, and pepper. Mix and form into 1-2 inch meatballs. (You can also cheat and just use frozen meatballs.).
  2. 2. Chop the remaining onion into fine slices. Saute in olive oil in a large frying pan over medium flame. When softened, add pine nuts and allow to sear.
  3. 3. Lower flame to low-medium; add pomegranate molasses and tomato sauce. Allow to cook for a minute. Then add all the meatballs in a single layer to the sauce.
  4. 4. Cover the pan and allow to cook on medium-low for 5-6 minutes. Using tongs, flip the meatballs over and cook until done. (Time will vary depending on size of meatballs.).
  5. 5. Give it a stir before serving. Serve over rice or pasta. Garnish with parsley and additional pine nuts.