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Lamb Meatball Tagine August 29, 2010

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I enjoyed this one, it’s quite sweet so if you don’t like sweet and savory then it’s probably not for you.

Serves 6


2 medium red onions

2 carrots

2 parsnips

½ swede

3tbsp sunflower oil

4 garlic cloves, bruised

2 x 500g lamb mince

30 fresh breadcrumbs

½ 200g jar tagine spice paste

400g tin of chopped tomatoes

Lemon juice, to taste

½ 25g pack of fresh coriander, chopped

250g couscous, to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 190 degrees celsuis/275 degrees Fahrenheit, gas 5. Cut each onion into 8 wedges. Peel and cut the remaining root vegetables into 2cm chunks.
  2. Put 2tsbp oil in a roasting tin. Add the veg and garlic, season and toss together. Cook for 35-40 minutes until tender and golden.
  3. Meanwhile, mix together the lamb mince and breadcrumbs and season. Roll into 24 equal-sized balls. Heat the remaining oil in a frying pan and brown the meatballs all over.
  4. Discard any excess fat from the pan, then add the spice paste, chopped tomatoes and 175ml water. Bring to the boil, then cook over a low heat for 10-15 minutes until the meatballs are completely cooked through.
  5. Carefully stir the meatballs into the roasted vegetables. Check the seasoning, adding lemon juice to taste. Stir through the chopped coriander, reserving a little to garnish, and serve with couscous.

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