Syrian Meatballs & Yellow Rice

By Dash of Amy
June 10, 2018
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Author Notes: Small, flavorful meatballs seasoned with cloves and allspice cooked in a delicious combination of sauce ingredients. Served over homemade yellow rice.Dash of Amy

Serves: 6
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min

Ingredients

Meatballs & Sauce

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 ounces organic tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grape juice
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons organic grape jelly
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Yellow Rice

  • 1 1/2 cups organic jasmine rice
  • 3 cups water or chicken broth
  • 1 bouillon cube
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric

Directions

Meatballs & Sauce

  1. Mix cloves, allspice, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the water and mix until smooth.
  3. Mix the beef in with the spice mixture using your hands, and form into mini meatballs.
  4. Place the rolled meatballs into a deep skillet, then turn on the heat to medium, and add olive oil. Shake the pan to distribute the oil.
  5. Cook the meatballs for about 10 minutes, or until browned on all sides, stirring often.
  6. Add the tomato sauce, grape juice, grape jelly, lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low and cook about 5 minutes.
  8. Cover and remove from heat.

Yellow Rice

  1. Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan, mix well, and bring to a boil. Stir the rice until it boils to break up the bouillon cube.
  2. Reduce heat to a light boil, and cook about 15 minutes until all the liquid is absorbed.
  3. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the yellow rice.

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