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Middle Eastern Cumin Meatballs Recipe

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The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Middle Eastern Cumin Meatballs Recipe. Enjoy Middle Eastern food and learn how to make Middle Eastern Cumin Meatballs.

Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 20 Min
Ready In: 35 Min


1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 egg
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Tomato Sauce:
1 1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


Combine the ground beef, egg, garlic, bread crumbs, cumin, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until well mixed.
Roll the mixture into egg-sized balls, and set aside.

Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs; cook until firm, and browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove meatballs from the skillet and pour out the fat.

Bring the water to a boil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the tomato paste, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Add the cooked meatballs, and simmer in the tomato sauce for 5 to 10 minutes until completely cooked.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 483 | Total Fat: 32.7g | Cholesterol: 172mg

Source: www.allrecipes.com

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  1. These must be delicious! I love meatballs and I think I'll try this recipe next time I want to cook them ;-)
    I suppose you don't celebrate Easter, however I'll give you my best wishes all the same... bye!

    1. Thank you, happy Easter and my best wishes to you.

  2. Very similar to a recipe my family loves, only we grew up knowing them as Izmir Kufte. I especially love having extra sauce to spoon over my pilaf. Yummm! I think last time I made these, I tried browning them in the oven rather than frying them. If memory serves, we liked the texture better that way. Thanks for the reminder - I'll have to make these soon! :)

  3. Browning the meatballs in the oven is great.


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