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Middle Eastern Meatballs

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  • Cut: Ground pork
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 30
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 20
  • Number of Servings: 20 meatballs

Ingredients

1 lb / 0.5 kg lean ground pork
¾ cup / 175 mL grated zucchini
⅓ cup / 80 mL finely chopped red onion
¼ cup / 50 mL chopped fresh parsley
¼ cup / 50 mL dry fine breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp / 5 mL ground cumin
½ tsp / 2 mL EACH ground coriander and ground cinnamon
¼ tsp / 1 mL EACH ground allspice, chili powder, salt and ground black pepper
Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In large bowl, gently combine all ingredients; do not over mix. Form mixture into 1 ½-inch balls.
  3. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray lightly with cooking spray.
  4. Arrange meatballs on baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Bake uncovered 8-10 minutes.
  5. Turn and bake 10-12 minutes more or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked through and no pink remains.

Tip: For a complete meal, serve with a refreshing quinoa or bulgur salad.

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