This is one of the most popular tagines in Morocco. Made with beef meatballs (also called kefta), tomatoes, and eggs. You can make this in a simple pan at home. I regularly make it for my kids and they absolutely love it. It takes about 20 minutes to make, and they like helping me roll the meatballs.
- 2 pounds or 450g of ground beef
- 4 eggs
- 4 large tomatoes roughly chopped or a 400g / 14oz can of chopped tomatoes
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 teaspoon of paprika
- 2 teaspoon of cumin
- 2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 2 tablespoon of chopped fresh coriander
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the meatballs. Mix the minced beef with 1/2 onion chopped finely, 1 grated clove of garlic, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp of coriander, salt, and pepper. I like to do this with my hand and roll the mince into medium-sized meatballs.
- Heat a pan. Add a good amount of olive oil and brown the meatballs on high to medium heat for a couple of minutes. Do not cook them fully and set aside.
- In the same pan, fry the remaining onions and one garlic clove, grated or finely chopped. Once soft, add tomatoes and spices. Season and cook for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the meatballs back, cover the pan and cook for about 3 min on medium heat.
- Finally, add the eggs and cover again until they are cooked to your taste. I like mine a little runny.
- Sprinkle coriander and serve.
- I like to eat this on its own or maybe with sliced avocado on the side. My children love it with bread, Moroccan style! Enjoy!