Moroccan Meatballs -- Tagine Kefta
35 mins (prep 10, cooking 25)
10 ingredients
2-3 servings
I was taught how to make this recipe during a vacation in Morocco, where I was lucky enough to spend some time with the chef of a restaurant, Naima. In Morocco, people eat it straight out of the tagine with lots of bread to soak up the sauce but it also makes the best spaghetti and meatballs I've ever tasted! The key is to use the freshest, juciest tomatoes you can find. If you aren't lucky enough to have a tagine, you should be able to make this dish in a deep frying pan, as long as it has a cover. I think a non-stick pan would be best. One other thing, be careful of adding onions to this dish as they are very watery and will make the sauce runny. If you do add onions, you will probably have to let it simmer uncovered for a few minutes to reduce the sauce.

Categories:  <-60-mins , for-1-or-2 , ground-beef , tomato , african , beef , low-carb , low-sodium , low-in... , moroccan , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make , easy , main-dish , meat , number-of-servings , vegetable ,
Share on Newzsocial



Serving Size (262.19 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 333.44 Calories from Fat 294.84
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32.76g 100.81%
Saturated Fat 2.62g 26.24%
Trans Fat 0.76g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 19.63mg 1.64%
Total Carbohydrate 12.66g 8.44%
Dietary Fiber 6.05 g 48.4%
Sugars 1.79 g %
Protein 3.46g 13.84%
Vitamin A 7722.3IU% Vitamin C 3.07mg%
Calcium 91.95mg% Iron 6.58mg%
*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:
medium tomatoes, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, freshly ground black pepper, ground beef, chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, freshly ground black pepper