Durban Style Meatballs
 Meatballs in a spicy South African tomato sauce.
 Serves 6
 25 minutes preparation
 1 hour cooking
 1 hour 25 minutes
315 calories, 15g fat, 21g carb, 19g protein, 755mg sodium
4.8 (2) user ratings
  • 1 lbs lean ground turkey
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tsp mesquite seasoning, or smoked paprika
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and grated or minced
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp turmeric, or 2 tsp fresh grated
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup reduced sodium chicken stock
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes, (28oz)
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro, or toasted almond slices (optional)

In a large sauce pan, sauté onion in olive oil over low heat until translucent. Add seeds, garlic and ginger, sauté for a few minutes. Mix dry spices in mortar or small bowl. Add crushed tomatoes, stock, spices, stir to mix and cook covered over low heat for 20-30 minutes, stirring as needed to prevent sticking. In a large bowl combine meatball ingredients, mixing thoroughly, add bread crumbs until desired texture is achieved. Form into 1 inch balls and lightly brown in non-stick skillet, add to sauce, gently pushing into mixture. Cook for another 20-30 minutes stirring gently, uncovering as desired for sauce consistency. Remove from heat and serve over shaped pasta or couscous with garnish.

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