Middle eastern meatballs with cumin tomato sauce :
I I have a soft spot for middle eastern food and need a fix once in a while.
Mix about a pound of ground meat with chopped onion, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, sumac, oregano, parsley + salt. Sear all sides of meatball in skillet until brown and set aside. Use the same skillet, scoop out oil until you are left with about a tablespoon, add chopped onion, minced garlic and cook until soft. Add cumin, passata (or tomato paste thinned out in broth) , salt + pepper and simmer until right before it burns. Add broth / stock, simmer further, taste and when all the flavors come through, add back meatballs, cover and simmer for about 15min. Sprinkle cilantro and / or chives on top just because that's prettier, and serve!