Speedy Moroccan meatballs

Speedy Moroccan meatballs

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A great twist on meatballs for a quick and tasty supper

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
388
protein
18g
carbs
24g
fat
25g
saturates
9g
fibre
6g
sugar
17g
salt
1.58g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350g pack ready-made beef or chicken meatballs (approx 16)
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 100g dried apricots, halved
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes with garlic
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds
  • handful coriander, roughly chopped

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large deep frying pan, then fry the meatballs for 10 mins, turning occasionally until cooked through. Scoop out of the pan and set aside, then cook the onion for 5 mins, until softened.
  2. Add the dried apricots, cinnamon stick, tomatoes and half a can of water to the pan, then bring to the boil and simmer for 10 mins. Remove the cinnamon stick. Return the meatballs to the pan and coat well with the tomato sauce. Serve sprinkled with the almonds and coriander.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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renomate's picture
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different from the usual meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti. would use less apricots next time tho. goes well with cous cous.

cazrainbow's picture

made my own lamb meatballs and added to this (without almonds) and all 3 of my young children and myself loved it. Will be doing this again. not only does it taste good but is soooooo easy.

javatree's picture
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I made this last night and then dropped it all over the kitchen floor. All I can say is it is really easy to make, smells great, and my dog seemed to like it.

stelaholder's picture
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I made my own meatballs instead of shop bought ones (used the recipe for Spicy Meatballs).
Really tasty. Served it with couscous.

bethocallaghan's picture
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Really yum. Served it with oven chips and steamed broad beans and apargus.

ghensler's picture
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I used veggie meatballs too it was a really nice meal had a moroccan evening and had this with the Moroccan Tagine. The meatball dish was great but the Tagine just took the show away really....was tasty though and quick perfect for a mid week meal.

ljwarrington's picture
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used veggie meatballs - worked well! very tasty. also added some chickpeas and sultanas. used a bit of cumin to liven it up a bit too. freezes well.

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