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Dinner Spicy Beef Meatballs

Dinner Spicy Beef Meatballs

Looking for an hearty and comforting accompaniment to serve pasta? Try these spicy meatballs flavored with coriander, cinnamon, cumin and red chili pepper. Not too hot, they are perfect for a weeknight dinner and will please both kids and parents!

Ingredients list for Spicy Beef Meatballs

Serves 4 

  • 1 2/3 lbs (750g) ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons coriander powder
  • 10 cloves
  • A little red chili pepper puree
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lb (400g) peeled tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper

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Cooking instructions

1. Heat oil in a pan, add the cinnamon and cloves, fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute to extract the flavor of the spices, and then fry the onion.

2. Add crushed garlic, cumin, coriander, chili, salt and pepper and sauté for  2 minutes over low heat, adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if the mixture becomes sticky.

3. Add tomatoes and their juice. Cover and simmer while preparing meatballs.

4. Form balls the size of a large walnut, and then place them gently into the sauce on a single layer.

5. Cook over low heat for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
6. Put a few leaves of cilantro on top before serving with your favorite pasta.

(Photo by Marie)


Christina Cherrier
Recipe editor
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