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Herby Spiced Meatballs with Pinenuts & Golden Raisins

  • Prep Time Prep: 15 Mins
  • Cook Time Cook: 15 Mins
  • Serves Serves: 4
Dale Gray

Dale Gray




  • Prep time Prep time: 15 Mins
  • Cook time Cook time: 15 Mins
  • Total time Total time: 30 Mins
  • Serves Serves: 4
  • Meatballs

  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef and pork blend
  • 1 extra large egg
  • .5 cup breadcrumbs or pork panko for low carb eaters (I like @baconsheir)
  • .25 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • .5 yellow onion, grated (My moms trick, gives the meatballs flavor but makes the onions undetectable visually - mostly for picky eaters)
  • 4 cloves garlic, very finely minced or made into a paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Spice Tribe Marrakesh Sitar Blend
  • My Feta Sauce

  • 4 oz feta
  • .5 cup plain yogurt
  • minced clove of garlic
  • zest and juice of a small lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh herbs (dill, parsley, chives, oregano are all good)
  • Onions

  • The other half of the onion sliced thinly, 1/4 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • .5 tablespoon sugar (or monk fruit sweetener for low carb eaters)
  • To Serve

  • Pita or flatbread of your choice
  • fresh herbs
  • grated carrots
  • chopped golden raisins
  • toasted pine nuts
Marrakesh Sitar Moroccan Blend

Marrakesh Sitar Moroccan Blend

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Step 1 - Meatballs

Gently combine meatball ingredients in a bowl and use clean hands to roll into 1 oz balls.

Step 2 -

Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, roast or broil for 12-15 minutes until golden and cooked through.

Step 3 -

You could also do this in a skillet, flipping with a fork halfway through to ensure both sides are golden.

Step 4 - Feta Sauce

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

Step 5 -

Place in a small bowl for dipping, or drizzle over the top.

Step 6 - Onions

Toss all ingredients together and stir with a fork until the sugar dissolves.

Step 7 -

Serve on the side as a garnish with your pita

Step 8 - To Serve

Sprinkle herbs, raisins and pinenuts on a plate.

Step 9 -

Place meatballs on top.

Step 10 -

Serve with marinated onions, warm pita and feta sauce.

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Things to remember

  • Cook one meatball in a skillet first to ensure you’re happy with the seasonings, if not you can adjust and then cook the rest.
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