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Sweet Hot Tagine of Beef Meatballs with Pears and Green Olives

Elevated Meatball Recipe Made to Impress

4 - 5

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs 10 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

Recipe author

Allyson Gofton

A tasty recipe which can either be simmered gently or cooked in a casserole dish in the oven.

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Beef,

Casserole/Slow,

Dinner,

Ingredients

Meatballs

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500g Quality Mark beef mince

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1/2 cup dried pears

chopped

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1 tsp ground ginger

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a small handful of fresh coriander

finely chopped

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1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs

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1 egg

Tagine

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1 onion

finely chopped

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1 garlic clove

finely chopped

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4cm knob fresh ginger

grated

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1 red chilli

seeds removed and chopped

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1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

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3 pears

sliced

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1/2 cup green olives

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2 cups beef stock

Method

To Make Tagine

1

In a bowl combine the beef, chopped dried pears, ground ginger and coriander and fresh coriander, breadcrumbs and egg.

2

Season with salt and pepper and mix well.

3

With wet hands, shape into 30 small meatballs.

4

Heat a little oil in a large frying pan, brown the meatballs all over and set aside.

5

Add a little extra oil to the pan and pan-fry the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, cumin and cinnamon stick until the onions are soft but not brown.

6

Add the pears, olives, beef stock and meatballs, and bring to the boil.

7

Cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes.

8

Alternatively, cook in a casserole in a 180°C oven for about 30-40 minutes.

9

Serve with couscous or noodles and fresh coriander or parsley to garnish if wished.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (455g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

1737 (415)kJ

Protein

33.3g

Total Fat

11.5g

Saturated Fat

4.3g

Carbs

41.5g

Sugars

30.4g

Sodium

575mg

Iron*

6.3mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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