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Dinner Spicy Beef Meatballs

Dinner Spicy Beef Meatballs

Photo credit: © Eatwell101.comLooking 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

best ground beef meatballsPhoto credit: © Eatwell101.com

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)

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