Chef Abukass Recipes

Moroccan Meatballs

Preparation time:
1 Hour



This is a traditional recipe used to prepare a cozy family dinner or meal gathering. It’s flexible as you can add and omit its ingredients. Moroccan Kabab or meatballs has a delicious aroma with seasoned flavor.

Recipe features:

  • This easy Moroccan dish can be prepared with simplest ingredients.
  • Meatballs could be prepared ahead of time and left in the fridge until you decide to cook it.
  • Instead of using Moroccan spices to add to ground beef, you can adjust the seasonings to your own family's preferences.

Ingredients Description
  • 2 Cups AbuKass rice
  • ½ Kg ground beef
  • ½ tbsp. Turmeric
  • 1  tbsp. Cumin
  • 1  tbsp. Paprika
  • ½ Cup oil or margarine
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2  cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3  tbsp. Parsley, chopped
  • ¾ tbsp. saffron threads, soaked
  • 2 Cups beef broth
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 tbsp. white vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper as desired
  1. In a bowl mix ground beef with the cumin, paprika, salt & pepper. Shape into golf-ball sized meatballs.
  2. Deep fry balls in a large pan that has a lid. Keep aside.
  3. In a large pan, heat oil then add onions and garlic and stir for 5 minutes or until mixture begin to soften. Add the meatballs and brown them on all sides.
  4. Push the meatballs to the sides of the pan, pour 1 cup of uncooked rice to the middle of the pan, and pour in parsley, saffron, and turmeric.
  5. Add the beef broth and water and simmer over medium-high heat. Cover the pan and cook for 40 minutes or until rice is tender. Halfway through cooking, add vinegar if desired.

Pour rice and meatballs in a large platter and serve hot, garnish with chopped celery.