This is something that I made for the first time last night. Raizel is in love with cumin, so this is my attempt to satisfy her growing gourmet tastebuds.
2 lbs. ground meat
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon North African Spice Mix, or to taste
1 clove garlic crushed
North African Spice Mix:
1 tablespoon salt, ginger, turmeric, coriander, cumin, garlic powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon pepper, cayenne, cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 onion, chopped
3 cups water or broth
1 can diced tomatoes
3 oz tomatoe paste
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, or to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cloves garlic, crushed
Optional: chopped fresh parsley and/or cilantro
Place all the ingredients for the sauce in a pot. I usually add the crushed garlic at the end.
Blend all ingredients for the meatballs together. Shape into balls and place in sauce.
In a pot, bring to a boil and then simmer until done. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Last night, I cooked the meatballs in a crockpot on low. I adjusted the seasonings when I got up this morning before going to work.
Fresh herbs always add a gourmet touch, but I did not use any.
Here are the pictures:
Even Yaffa said, “the meatballs are so good, Mommy!” That is a true vote of confidence!