African Meatballs W/ Tomato Sauce

"Vegetable Meat Balls, is a traditional Nigerian recipe for a classic dish of beef meatballs with potatoes, carrots and onions that are pan-fried to brown then cooked in a tomato-based sauce before being served with rice and greens. I modified it subing beef for turkey and yams for sweet potatoes (cuz they are in season here in GA)"
 
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Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
16
Serves:
4-6
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ingredients

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directions

  • SAUCE.
  • Heat 3 tblsp palm oil in a frying pan. Fry onions for a few minutes.
  • Stir in onions,tomato paste, 3 tomatoes. Add water as necessary to make a smooth sauce.
  • Season to taste with bay leaf, nutmeg, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper.
  • Stir. Bring to a slow boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for ten minutes while you prep meatballs.
  • MEATBALLS.
  • Mix first 7 ingredients together, season to taste then form into 6cm balls.(turn off sauce).
  • Chill these in the freezer for at least 10 min,(Boil rice ).
  • fry meat balls in enough oil to cover the bottom of a pan.
  • Once browned all over, add enough tomato sauce to cover the meatballs then add a few splashes of hot pepper sauce to flavor.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer then tightly secure a lid and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Serve on a bed of rice.

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