Fesenjan-Inspired Pomegranate Meatballs

40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
19 ingredients
25-30 servings
Found online when I was looking specifically for Persian meatball recipes. I adapted this recipe in a few places and as is usually the case the very first thing I did was cut the recipe in half. Use all beef if you don't like lamb. I added the walnuts and once I did that I realized as I was adding new ingredients the recipe had morphed into an easier yet different version of fesenjan. From hannaford.com. The meatballs were served over basic Persian 'kateh' (boiled white basmati rice) and accompanied by a crisp salad with fresh seasonal ingredients.

Categories:  <-60-mins , easy , main-dish , meat , southwest-asia-(middle-east) , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (7.59 g)
Servings 25
Amount per Serving
Calories 26.21 Calories from Fat 14.4
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.6g 61.42%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 19.55%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 94.1mg 98.02%
Total Carbohydrate 2.7g 22.52%
Dietary Fiber 0.84 g 84.42%
Sugars 0.07 g %
Protein 0.78g 38.76%
Vitamin A 73.37IU% Vitamin C 0.27mg%
Calcium 7.85mg% Iron 0.36mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
boiling water, ground lamb, ground beef, cumin seed, ground cardamom, ground cloves, large egg, pomegranate molasses, pomegranate molasses, plain yogurt