Watch out, people. I’m about to use a cliché. Isn’t it scary how time flies?!
It only feels like yesterday when I have cooked and eaten this dish but in actual fact it happened almost a year ago. New Year resolutions have never worked for me and I prefer to think of “lifestyle changes” instead which are permanent. One of the decisions I made in December is to become more organised.
It’s a slow and hard process to start your way through the mountains of rubble. Stuff needs chucking and others need to find a home. Recently I discovered a few recipes lying in a pile I never got around to posting and now is the time to get them out there, isn’t it?
If you still feel like an overstuffed turkey after Christmas and would like to eat on the lighter side, look no further. The meatballs are easy to prepare and also freeze well, which means you can make a big batch if you like.
- 450g (1lb) minced [ground] beef
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 brown onion, grated
- 15ml (1 tbsp) finely chopped red chili
- 15ml (1 tbsp) ground turmeric
- 30ml (2 tbsp) sweet paprika
- 5ml (1 tsp) ground black pepper
- 15ml (1 tbsp) ground coriander
- 15ml (1 tbsp) ground cumin
- juice of ½ lemon
- 150g (5 oz) couscous
- 200ml (7 oz) vegetable stock
- 2 tomatoes, chopped
- 100g (3 oz) feta cheese, crumbled
- fresh cilantro
- Place the beef, garlic, onion, chili, spices and lemon juice into a bowl. Use your hands to mix together until well combined. Form into sausage shapes or meatballs, or wrap around skewers.
- Grill, barbecue or pan fry the Kefta, being careful not to overcook (the time required will depend on how thick your sausages or how round the meatballs are).
- Meanwhile, place the couscous in a heatproof bowl. Pour the stock over, cover and leave to stand for 10 minutes.
- Fluff up the couscous with a fork and stir in the tomatoes, feta cheese and cilantro.
- Serve the meatballs on top of the prepared couscous.
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 363
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 1193 mg
- Fat: 15.4 g
- Saturated Fat: 9 g
- Carbohydrates: 15.4 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 38.3 g
- Cholesterol: 119 mg