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Spiced Moroccan Meatballs and Veggies (Tagine Kefta)

Spiced Moroccan Meatballs and Veggies (Tagine Kefta)

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Servings 8
Calories 447 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef For Kefta
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh Cilantro
  • 2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil Main Tagine
  • 2 big onions, cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 zucchini, cut into thick round
  • 2 green peppers, cut into thick slices
  • 2 carrots, sliced rounds
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 potatoes, cut in 8ths (slices)
  • 1 cup green beans, ends snipped
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen or fresh

Instructions
 

  • Begin by making Kefta:
  • Mix all Kefta ingredients well with your hands until well combined.
  • Make ping pong sized meatballs (around 1")
  • Next start with the Main Ingredients:
  • In a thick pot, add ½ cup olive oil.
  • Saute onions until soft and then add 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, 1 ½ teaspoons chopped garlic, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon cumin, ½ teaspoon chili powder, 1 ½ teaspoons salt. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Add Kefta balls to middle of pot. Add rest of vegetables around kefta.
  • Add all vegetables except for green beans and green peas.. Cover tightly and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add green beans and green peas. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Make sure it is still moist. (add a little water if needed).

Nutrition

Calories: 447kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 19gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 675mgPotassium: 971mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3456IUVitamin C: 72mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 4mg
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