African Meatballs

African Meatballs Recipe

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About African Meatballs Recipe:

A tasty and easy dish prepared from frying meat balls dipped in tomato sauce gravy. Meatballs are called boulettes, and by far the favorite versions are the spice-scented North African type. Most of the neighborhood Tunisian and Moroccan restaurants in Paris offer them, served as an appetizer or a side, or in a fragrant main-course tagine with couscous. It is a bit spicier but boulettes are more like Tunisian ones, in which hot pepper is more assertive.

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Ingredients for African Meatballs Recipe

  • 1 kilogram Beef
  • 1 Nos medium onion
  • 8 Nos garlic cloves
  • 1 Nos egg
  • 3 sprig Parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
  • 4 Nos seasoning cubes
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup Oil
  • 3-4 Nos large tomatoes
  • 450 gram tomato sauce
  • 3 Nos basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
Current Totals
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  • Fiber
  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
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Vitamins & Minerals
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment


How to Make African Meatballs Recipe

step 1


In a large bowl add beef, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg, half of the garlic, half the onion, salt and white pepper. Mix all the ingredients of the bowl. Take an amount of mixture and make balls of it. Add oil in a pan and heat it for about 5 minutes. Now add the meatballs into the pot and fry it for 3 minutes and flip to the other side.

step 2


Once fried remove from the pot and repeat the same with the remaining mixture. Add oil in a pot and heat it. Add chopped onions, garlic and saute until aromatic. Now add tomatoes and cook it for 5 minutes. Add tomato sauce and cook it for 10 minutes with occasional stirring.

step 3


Add half to one cup of water if the consistency of sauce is too thick. Then add seasoning cubes, salt and mix well. Now add the fried meatballs, coat the balls into the sauce and cook for 10 minutes at low flame. Add chopped basil leaves and serve hot with spaghetti, pasta and rice.