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North African Meatballs by thebrookcook

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

North African Meatballs by thebrookcook

For the Saffron Tomato Sauce:
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 ½ cups finely diced onion
 3 garlic cloves, minced
 2 tbsp tomato paste
 1 inch piece cinnamon stick
 large pinch saffroncrumbled
 black pepperfreshly ground
 coarse salt
 3 cups chicken stock, vegetable broth, or water
For the Meatballs:
 1 ½ cups cubed day-old firm white bread
 1 cup milk (I used 1 percent)
 1 ¼ lbs ground beef, lamb, or turkey
 1 large egg, beaten
 1 tsp coarse salt
 ¼ tsp black pepperfreshly ground
 4 garlic cloves, minced
  tsp nutmeggrated
 1 tsp ground ginger
 1 tsp turmeric
 2 tsp smoked paprika
 ¼ tsp cayenne
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 ¼ tsp ground coriander
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 3 tbsp chopped parsley
 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
 3 tbsp finely chopped scallion
 all-purpose flourfor dusting
 olive oil or vegetable oil
For the Couscous:
 1 cup giant couscous, m’hamsa, or medium couscous
 2 tbsp unsalted butter
 ½ cup golden raisinssoaked in hot water to soften, then drained
 coarse salt
 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

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