This is a really delicious recipe (courtesy of Slimming World) using extra lean beef mince for a really healthy version of this timeless North African version of meatballs. I tried this last night and served it with Penne Pasta, or try it served with rice or couscous. Enjoy! Serves 4
- 450g/1lb extra lean minced beef
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 tins chopped tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp hot paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Handful of fresh coriander
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- Low calorie cooking spray
Place the mince beef in a bowl and combine with parsley and half the cumin and paprika, and season well. Using your hands, shape into 16 or so small meatballs.
Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and brown the meatballs. Set aside.
In the same pan gently sweat the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes before adding the remaining cumin, paprika and a generous sprinkle of black pepper. Add the tomatoes and simmer for 30 minutes.
Return the meatballs to the sauce and heat through. Stir in the coriander and serve with pasta, rice or couscous.