Cookbook:Middle Eastern Meatballs

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Middle Eastern Meatballs
CategoryMeat recipes
Time1 hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Rice


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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, garlic, and mint. Season to taste with salt.
  2. Set the broiler rack 5 inches from the heat.
  3. Preheat the broiler.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the meat, rice, onion, cilantro, parsley, cinnamon, cumin, red and black peppers, and ½ teaspoon salt, stirring mixture with a fork until it is well blended
  5. With your hands, form the mixture into 1½-inch meatballs.
  6. As you make them, place the meatballs on a baking sheet that fits under the broiler.
  7. Broil the meatballs until they are well browned on top, 4 to 5 minutes.
  8. Using tongs, turn and cook until the meatballs are browned outside and no longer pink in the center, 3–4 minutes.
  9. Transfer them to a serving plate and serve warm, passing the yogurt sauce in a bowl.