Meatballs Moroccan style over CouscousFrom recipediva 8 years ago
- 3 teaspoons vegetable oil shopping list
- 1 2/3 cups (10 ounces) plain couscous shopping list
- 36 already-cooked meatballs, fresh or frozen shopping list
- 2 large onions (for about 2 cups chopped) shopping list
- 1 large can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes shopping list
- 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced, or 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic shopping list
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar shopping list
- 1 fresh jalapeno pepper (for 2 tablespoons minced) shopping list
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro shopping list
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon ground (dried) ginger shopping list
How to make it
- Bring 2 cups water and 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil to a boil in a medium-size saucepan.
- When the water boils, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the couscous.
- Cover the pan and let it stand until the meatballs are ready to serve. Just before serving, fluff the couscous lightly with a fork.
- If the meatballs are frozen, run them under hot water so you can remove the packaging.
- Place the meatballs on a microwave-safe plate and microwave, uncovered, on high power for 2 minutes to partially defrost.
- Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 teaspoons oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium heat (or use a 4 1/2-quart soup pot).
- Peel and coarsely chop the onions, adding them to the skillet as you chop. Cook, stirring, until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and their juice.
- Add the garlic and the sugar to the skillet.
- Seed and finely chop the jalapeno. Add it to the sauce.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, while you rinse and chop the cilantro and parsley (if using).
- Add them to the skillet.
- Then add the cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and meatballs (fresh or partially defrosted).
- Cover the skillet and cook until the meatballs are heated through and are beginning to absorb the sauce, about 10 minutes. Serve immediately over the hot couscous.
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The Cookrecipediva Pittsburgh, PA
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Great meatball recipe. I love couscous as well and from time-to-time I have been using quinoa as a substitute. If you have never tried quinoa it's somewhat similar and yet very different. It's quite an interesting grain and it's packed with nutrient...morelor in Toronto loved it
I just came accrpss this recipe after I joined the "From Middle Eastern Lands". It looks delicious so I have saved it to add it to my recipe collection. Thank you for sharing. "5" from me. :o)~~linda2230 in Las Vegas loved it