Lamb Meatballs in Mint Tomato Sauce

Lamb Meatballs in Mint Tomato Sauce

Mediterranean spiced lamb meatballs in a mint tomato sauce on a bed of light and fluffy couscous.

Ingredients: 1/4 cup almond slivers, toasted,1 (14 ounce) can crushed tomatoes,1/2 teaspoon cinnamon,1/2 teaspoon coriander, toasted and ground,1 cup couscous,1/2 teaspoon cumin, toasted and ground,1/2 cup dry white wine,1 egg,1 clove garlic, chopped,1 pound ground lamb,1 batch mint lamb meatballs, browned (see below),2 tablespoons mint, chopped,2 tablespoons olive oil,1/4 cup onion, diced,1/2 teaspoon oregano,2 tablespoons parsley, chopped,1/4 cup whole wheat breads crumbs, freshly made,salt and pepper to taste

Instructions: Heat he oil in a pan over medium heat.,Add the onion and saute until render, about 5-7 minutes.,Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about a minute.,Add the wine and deglaze the pan.,Add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, cinnamon salt and pepper and bring to a boil.,Add the meatballs, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes.,Meanwhile cook the couscous as directed on the package.,Remove the meatballs and sauce from heat and mix in the mint and parsley.,Serve the meatballs in tomato sauce on couscous garnished with toasted almond slivers and more chopped mint and parsley to taste.,Mix the lamb, onion, garlic, mint, parsley, egg, bread crumbs, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, salt and pepper.,Form the mixture into balls approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter.,Heat the oil in a pan.,Add the balls a few at a time, without crowding the pan, and brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.

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