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Koftit Roz (Rice Meatballs)

Serves: 6


1 lb ground beef (you can use lamb, lean ground beef.. just what ever you have on hand)
1/2 cup short-grain rice (Egyptian rice if you can get your hands on it... but italian rice will do fine)
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme (or za'taar)
1 teaspoon dried coriander
1 teaspoon dry cumin


1 onion
1 (28 ounce) can tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Puree the sauce ingredients in blender/food processor.

3. Combine together together all the kofta ingredients in a large bowl.

4. Ball your kofta into 1.5 inch balls and place in a 9in x 9in oven safe pan.

5. Pour sauce over kofta and cook in oven for 45-60 minutes turning once.

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