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Mediterranean Meatballs

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Mediterranean Meatballs
2008-07-25 Main Dish
4.9 90

These meatballs are made with beef or lamb and served with a sweet sauce flavored with raisins, cinnamon and honey.

  • Servings: 6


1½ lb Ground Beef or Lamb
5 Onions Finely Chopped
2 Eggs
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 slice Bread Soaked In Water & Drained
½ cup Oil
¼ cup Raisins
½ cup Water
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
2 Tbsp Honey


In medium bowl mix together the meat, one chopped onion, eggs and bread. Season with salt and pepper.

Form into small balls.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and saute the meatballs until browned.

Remove from pan and set aside.

In large saucepan heat remaining oil and fry onions until golden.

Add meatballs, raisins, cinnamon, honey and water.

Bring to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for about one hour, check seasoning and add salt and pepper before serving.

Helpful Tips:

This is my version of an authentic dish from Morocco. It captures the flavors of middle eastern cookery and is delicious served over couscous or wrapped in pita bread.