Moroccan Kefta Tagine and Zaalouk

Exotic, spicy flavours…that is today’s dish!

A mixed dish which brings together tagine meatballs and 2 sides: Bulgar wheat and a lovely “Zaalouk” cream!

Moroccan Kefta Tagine of meatballs without eggs.

Warning: you should prepare it using a tagine pot, but I do not own one, so I cooked with more traditional “pots”.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.

Mix together in a food processor:

  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • half chopped onion
  • half tsp paprika
  • half tsp cumin
  • half  tsp salt
  • half tsp coriander
  • half tsp cardamom
  • half tsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp of brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon

When ready, mix together the above mixed ingredients with half kg of ground beef. Using some flour in your hands, roll the meatballs. Grease a baking tray with some olive oil, then lay the meatballs in it. Leave it aside for a moment.

Moroccan Kefta Tagine of meatballs without eggs, Bulgar wheat and Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe (2)

Now prepare the sauce. In a food processor, mix together:

  • 6 medium ripe tomatoes or a tomato can
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp red wine
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • half tsp salt
  • a pinch of parsley

At the end, pour the sauce over the meatballs and spread it evenly. Place the baking tray in the oven and cook for 1 hour.

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Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe.

Cut in two parts (lengthwise) 2 aubergines. Place them on a baking tray and roast for 30 min in the oven.
In the meanwhile, cook in a saucepan for 10 min:

1 canned tomatoes
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp cumin
2 pinches of salt
a pinch of cayenne pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp water

When the aubergine is ready, let it cool, then chop it:

Moroccan Kefta Tagine of meatballs without eggs, Bulgar wheat and Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe (3)

Add it to the sauce.

Moroccan Kefta Tagine of meatballs without eggs, Bulgar wheat and Moroccan Zaalouk Recipe (5)

With a similar tool as the one in the picture, try to mash the aubergine and mix it with the other ingredients.
Cook for 5 minutes, then serve it with the meatballs and a few spoons of boiled 
Bulgar wheat!

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Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. Irene Saiger ha detto:

    Thanks so much for including me on your post.
    Irene at Bamitbach

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      And thank you for visiting my blog!
      Rgds

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  2. ostriche ha detto:

    Simply beautiful! I love Moroccan food… Ciao. F

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      Grazie!

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  3. RantsRavesRations ha detto:

    This looks fantastic. I wish i

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    1. RantsRavesRations ha detto:

      *I wish I was having this for dinner.

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      1. CosmopolitanEly ha detto:

        YOu should try it! Not difficult at all!

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  4. lazybill ha detto:

    That looks fantastic. I’ve only just started using my new tagine and I’m already discovering the diversity and range of Moroccan and North African cooking.

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      Yes, I agree! They have fabulous dishes! I bought a book and I am really enjoying it. See this link: https://chocolatespoonandthecamera.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/cous-cous-with-chicken-and-apricots/

      Thanks a lot for visiting my blog!

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  5. afracooking ha detto:

    You had me at “Zaalouk” – never heard of it!! Looks absolutely fabulous! This must have been an amazing dinner!

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    1. Cosmo ha detto:

      thank you so much! Yes, it was delicious!

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