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

"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."
photo by Um Safia photo by Um Safia
photo by Um Safia
photo by Um Safia photo by Um Safia
Ready In:
35 meatballs




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

Questions & Replies

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  1. Jennifer M.
    I made this recipe came out awesome but, I had to split the recipe because me tajine could not fit all the ingredients. what size tajine should I be using for something like this?


  1. ariznstarr
    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'!
  2. Ginger Rose
    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!
  3. Um Safia
    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.
  4. Divalicious 808
    Used this to entertain some guest, loved it! Followed recipe exactly, except I forgot to stir in the eggs. Didn't miss time I will remember to add them in. Took your suggestion and served over cumin/black pepper couscous..YUM!!
  5. Heryanti
    I just came back from a holliday in Morocco a couple of weeks ago and I missed kefta tajine. So i sourced the net and found this website. Took down the recipe, and I just tried it today. It's delicious. Everyone at home said it's delicious!



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