Monday, September 7, 2015

Moroccan Style Spicy Meatballs

 This deliciously spicy recipe for meatballs is just perfect for a chilly evening this week...
Meatballs are simple to make and oh so good, so make enough to freeze for use later on when you need a quick dinner after a busy day... 


Meatballs 
500g lamb or beef mince
50ml each chopped fresh parsley and coriander
3ml ground cumin
1 small onion, finely chopped
2-3 fresh chillies, seeded and chopped
olive oil, for frying

Sauce
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 medium onions, finely chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
2 cans whole tomatoes, chopped 
OR 8 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
5ml each ground cumin and cinnamon
30ml fresh lemon juice
10ml dried apricots, halved
10ml honey
1-2 fresh red chillies, seeded and chopped
50ml chopped fresh parsley
couscous, to serve

Meatballs
Combine all the meatball ingredients and season to taste with salt, and roll into little balls.
Heat a heavy-based sauce pan and add a little olive oil.  Fry the meatballs in batches until browned.
Alternatively, line a roasting pan with foil and grease with a little butter.  Brown meatballs in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.

Sauce
Heat a little more oil and add the garlic, onion, green pepper and 3ml freshly ground black pepper
and saute until soft.  Add the remaining sauce ingredients except the parsley.  Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes.
Return meatballs to the sauce and simmer for a further 10 minutes.  Stir in the parsley and season to taste.  Serve on a bed of couscous.

~ Blessings, dear friends...❤  ~


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21 comments:

Pam said...

These look delicious Kelly - Anne, I think my hubby would love them! I'll have to try them. Your blog is a lovely and sweet inspiration. Love your photography of the blossoms in the previous post. Have a nice week.
Blessings,
Pam

Margie said...

Yum! Love your recipe's exotic twist on a comfort food!

Sheryl S. said...

Hello Kelly-Anne, I see it is the wrong time for me to look at your blog as it is supper time here in Spain and I have nothing like this delicious meal on the menu tonight, sigh

SpicingUpIdaho said...

OH MY! These look delicious! Chilly spring weather? Ahh.. we are having chilly fall weather... and it is absolutely delightful for homemade comfort food! You and I share a love of spice, I can see that... {smile} I am saving this recipe for a chilly evening as well... we have many of them coming up! :) Many hugs to you dear Kelly-Anne!

Debbie Harris said...

Sounds nice, with a little spice! Oh...Look at that, I'm a poet and didn't even know it. :-)

I will have to give these a try and make extra like you said and freeze them.
Thank you for sharing with us~ Debbie

Michele Kovack said...

These look delicious! Will have to give them a try!

Christine said...

Absolutely wonderful and delicious and comforting food for cooler evenings and plan ahead meals!
Thank you for sharing Kelly Ann
Blessings to you!

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so delicious! Comfort food for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe...I am SO looking forward to "comfort food" weather :)

Vicky Hunt said...

These sound and look absolutely delicious! I will have to pin this recipe and make them sometime soon. The hubby will love them. Hope your week is off to a good start!

Hugs, Vicky

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kelly-Anne, oh this looks so delicious my friend and thank you for sharing the recipe. We are entering the season when I make meatballs too. I have my mother's recipe but I'm always open to trying new versions like yours. Your photo has made me hungry.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Have a blessed week.
Sending hugs, cm

Ana said...

Yummy, yum, yum! These look so delish Kelly-Anne. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Naomi said...

Hi Kelly Anne...this dish is something I am going to have to fix for my family. We love meatballs so I look forward to trying this. I like your blog and want to invite you to share your posts at Monday's Musings. It would be nice to have you. http://www.whatjoyismine.net God bless. :-)

living from glory to glory said...

Greetings, one day could open your own diner! Yummy and I bet filling I am sure! I look forward to some cooler weather to do some baking!
It has been so busy here and we went on a vacation and now we will be splitting wood and turkey hunting LOL
Hugs, Roxy

Kira Brennan said...

This sounds really really yummy!!!

Amy said...

These sounds yummy! I think my hubby would love these for the spicy! I'll have to save the recipe to try once the weather cools a bit. Which hopefully will be soon...we are still in the 90's here.

I hope you are having a great and delightful week!
Hugs, Amy

Alex said...

Oh yes, I definitely will be making these... I wish my husband liked lamb... will have to go with beef, but it will still be delicious!
Thank you, Kelly-Anne for a good idea!
Blessings xx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow I love this meatball recipe and thanks for the recipes. Yours look yummy!
I hope you have a wonderful week.
Julie

JES said...

Oh, I would love to sit at your dinner table! Delicious :)

Stephanie said...

Delightful and delicious recipe, my friend. We love meatballs and my husband enjoys a good spicy dish so I know he would thoroughly enjoy this recipe :) Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

Many hugs to you!

Jess said...

These sound so delicious!

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Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Kelly-Anne,
I'm just letting you know that I'm featuring this meatball recipe at Monday's Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
Thanks and we hope to see you again.
Enjoy the weekend.
Julie xo