Homemade Meat Balls – Egyptian Stylee

Paul and I honeymooned in Egypt.  It was truly amazing and we embraced the food too.  Now Paul at the time was a fussy eater however the food was amazing in our hotel – well we did stay in the Savoy!

In one part of our hotel where we dined the most it was a serve yourself buffet.  We loved this as we could choose a little of everything and sample it all.

One of our favourite meat dishes was a meatball dish.  The meatballs were cooked in a gravy type sauce with peppers, herbs and onions aplenty.

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I’ve tried a few times and a few different ways to recreate this recipe and this is our favourite:

Meatballs:
500g Beef mince
salt and pepper to taste
2 tsp mixed herbs
2 tablespoons white breadcrumbs

Gravy:
2 tsp beef gravy granules
1/4 pint boiling water
1/2 small glass of red wine
1 tsp tomato puree

1 Green Pepper Diced
1 large Onion Diced
Mushrooms Quartered
small amount of Olive Oil

To make the meatballs – add all the ingredients to a bowl and knead together, making sure all of the ingredients mix together well. Knead well until all ingredients have been combined – I do this for around 5/10 minutes.

Take a tablespoon of the meat and mould into a ball.  I make around 25/30 of these (the larger the ball the longer the cooking time).

  • Heat the oil in a frying pan
  • lightly cook the onions
  • Add the meatballs and brown all over
  • Add the Peppers and cook for a few minutes
  • Add the mushrooms
  • Mix the gravy granules, red wine and tomato puree together and then add the boiling water all in a bowl/jug and then add to the frying pan
  • bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes

Serve with white rice.

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19 thoughts on “Homemade Meat Balls – Egyptian Stylee

  1. Sounds great – nice combination of textures. Thanks so much for joining in with #recipeoftheweek. I’ve pinned and tweeted this post and there’s a fresh linky live now. I hope you’ll pop over and join in again this week, if you haven’t already!

  2. I've never seen anything like this before, especially with the green peppers. It sounds lovely. I love experimenting to try and re-create much loved recipes, especially if it's not easy to go back and try them again.

  3. They work just as well without breadcrumbs too, then they are also wheat and gluten free if you need them to be!

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