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Spiced Moroccan Meatballs

Spiced Moroccan Meatballs
  • Prep 55 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 4
Basic meatballs go global in this Moroccan-spiced dinner. Meatballs are flavored with warm spices like cinnamon, cumin, coriander and ginger, and then simmered in a homemade tomato sauce for an exotic-tasting dish that pairs perfectly with couscous or orzo.
Updated November 13, 2018

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, mix bread crumbs, milk, egg, cilantro, 2 cloves garlic, the salt, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the cumin, coriander and ginger. Add beef; mix just until combined.
  • 2
    Shape beef mixture into 20 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook about 5 minutes, turning frequently, until browned. Remove meatballs from skillet. Add onion; cook 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add 3 cloves garlic, the turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 3
    Add broth and tomatoes. Heat to boiling; arrange meatballs in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and meatballs are thoroughly cooked (at least 160°F).

Expert Tips

  • Serve these meatballs with couscous or buttered orzo for a well-rounded dinner.
  • Chopped parsley adds a flavorful and pretty garnish.
  • Do a pantry check with your spices; if the spices are over a year old, replace them.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
910mg
38%
Potassium
600mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
20g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
7g
Protein
24g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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