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Spicy Tunisian meatballs

BMS worker Steve shares this great recipe from Tunisia:





  • 1lb minced beef
  • Garlic
  • Breadcrumbs and egg
  • Mix and make into small balls






  • 1 tin tomato purée
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • Bay leaves
  • 2 tps Tumeric
  • 1 tsp local Tunisian spice (each little shop makes its own mix of spices – you can be creative with your own mix of cumin, chilli, ginger, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, etc)
  • Garlic and pepper (how you like it)
  • Tin of chickpeas





1)   Fry onion, add garlic, add spices and hot water (as much to make a good sauce!)


2)   Add meatballs and cook for 30-40 minutes.


3)   Add tin of chickpeas. Serve with rice.


Steve says: “I’ve no idea how many it will serve - probably four, but I just make it and freeze what I don't eat for another day!”


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