Last Monday I posted about a Moroccan themed dish that Melissa d'Arabian's prepared on her new show Ten Dollar Dinners (Food Network). Well, I finally got around to making it myself. You can get the recipe by following this link.
Here's all the ingredients it takes to make the meatballs and the sauce:
Let's tackle the sauce first. So, you want to chop up some garlic and onions and then saute them:
Then add in around 4 ounces of olives plus lemon zest:
Next up add a half cup of white wine and let it reduce by half:
Now we add a quarter cup of chicken stock along with 14 ounces of diced tomatoes plus all the spices and such:
Ta-dah! That's the sauce. The cumin and ginger give it some bite. Now let it hang out while we move on to making the meatballs.
First mix an egg into 2 TB of tomato paste and then add spices:
Then add in the meat-- 12 ounces or so of hamburger:
At this point grind up a third of a cup of oats and add to the hamburger along with salt and pepper:
Looks yummy, doesn't it? Well, it is raw so maybe some heat is in order.
Roll the mix of meat and spices into nice little balls and then fry 'em:
Here's what it looks like when you're done. Next time I'm going to double the amount of sauce that I make. It was quite tasty but there wasn't enough of it for me.