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Tunisian Meatballs with Couscous

  • Meat
  • Beef

These Mediterranean meatballs are a beef meatball made with Tunisian spices. They are easy enough to make for a quick tasty weeknight meal!

Nutrition Per Portion

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  • Sugar


  • 0.0 min

    Boil the kettle to make the stock - you will need 500ml of boiling water for each stock cube.

  • 0.5 min

    Peel and finely chop the garlic and brown onion.

  • 3.0 min

    Chop the fresh parsley and coriander.

  • 4.0 min

    Finely slice the spring onion.

  • 5.0 min

    Place 1/2 of the oil in a saucepan and heat over medium high heat.

  • 6.0 min

    Add the onion and cook until beginning to soften.

  • 7.5 min

    Add the 1/2 the garlic the tomato paste and cinnamon stick.

  • 8.0 min

    Season with salt and pepper.

  • 8.5 min

    Add half the stock (75ml per person), and stir to incorporate, cook on medium-high heat until boiling.

  • 10.0 min

    Reduce heat and simmer, covered, while you begin to make the meatballs.

  • 10.5 min

    In a bowl, add the beef mince, egg* and remaining garlic. Season with salt and pepper.

  • 11.5 min

    Add the 3/4 fresh herbs, tunisian spices and 3/4 spring onions.

  • 12.0 min

    Using your hands, mix and massage the mixture until well combined.

  • 13.0 min

    Shape the meat mixture into meatballs and set aside.

  • 14.5 min

    Add the remaining oil in a saucepan and heat over medium-high heat.

  • 15.5 min

    Add the meatballs and pan fry them until they are browned on all sides.

  • 18.0 min

    Remove the meatballs and add to the simmering sauce.

  • 18.5 min

    Increase the heat to medium and simmer the meatballs until they are tender and cooked through.

  • 22.0 min

    Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning accordingly.

  • 23.0 min

    In another bowl, add the couscous and raisins. Add the 75ml of stock, season with pepper, cover and set aside.

  • 25.0 min

    Uncover the couscous and fluff with a fork. Distribute among serving plates.

  • 26.0 min

    Serve the couscous with the meatballs and sauce.

  • 27.0 min

    Sprinkle with any remaining fresh herbs and spring onions.

  • Ingredients

    Tunisian Spices

    Golden Raisins


    75ml of stock per person

    Chicken Stock

    combine each stock cube with 450-500ml of boiling water. Stir until dissolved. 320 ml per person

    Cinnamon Stick

    Tomato Paste

    Brown Onion

    finely chopped

    Olive Oil

    3 tablespoons per person

    Spring Onion

    thinly sliced

    Fresh Coriander


    Fresh Parsley



    finely chopped


    1/4 egg per person

    Beef Mince

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5 out of 5 stars
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This dish was pure perfection!

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