This recipe brings a touch of middle east kitchen to regular meat balls, by simmering them in a sweet cinnamon sauce with raisins.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 1 3/4 pounds minced beef
- 5 onions, finely chopped
- 2 eggs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 slice bread, soaked in water and drained
- 3/4 cup oil for frying
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons honey
In a medium bowl, mix together the meat, one onion, eggs, and bread. Season with salt and pepper. Form into small balls. Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the meatballs until browned. Remove from heat, and set aside.
In a large saucepan, heat remaining 1/2 cup of oil. Fry the remaining 4 onions until golden. Carefully add the meatballs. Mix in the raisins, cinnamon, honey, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about an hour. Season with salt and pepper before serving.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.