These Moroccan meatball flatbreads are surprisingly quick to make. The meatballs are simmered in a harissa tomato sauce and served with a drizzle of aioli.
Ah September. How did you arrive already? I really can't get over how quickly summer has passed. I know this is what literally everyone says every year but still, I really don't feel like I took enough advantage of summer this year.
Everyone keeps talking about how great autumn is but I'm really a spring and summer person. Autumn and winter are just not ok with me, I hate being cold.
Ok, ok, enough whining. We still have a few more weeks of sun to enjoy and we're going on a trip with a couple of friends in a few weeks!
These Moroccan meatball flatbreads will bring you some summer whatever the time of year and they're just so tasty.
Ingredients you need to make these Moroccan meatball flatbreads:
- Pitta Bread
- Beef Mince (Ground Beef)
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Coriander
- Aleppo Pepper
- Olive Oil
- Chopped Tomatoes
- Greek Yoghrut
- Lemon Juice
- Rocket (Arugula)
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You start off by making your meatballs which begin with some milk soaked pitta bread which makes them so soft and moist (yeah I went there) and then some minced beef and a healthy helping of spices before forming them into meatballs and frying them in a little olive oil until they're all brown and crispy.
Then you make this incredibly simple tomato sauce with just a little harissa to add some spice.
Simmer that down before adding the meatballs back to the sauce and letting everything cook and get all saucy and tender. Then just pop together an amazing aioli and you're all set.
You could totally mix up how you serve these. They'd be amazing on some couscous or rice or you could even try them in a pitta bread or wrap.
Basically, make these super easy meatballs and serve them in every which way. You'll be full of joy, trust me.
There's loads more meaty recipes to be found on my website!
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WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS ONCE YOU'VE MADE THESE MOROCCAN MEATBALL FLATBREADS WITH AIOLI?
If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!
Moroccan Meatball Flatbreads with Aioli
For the Meatballs
- 80 ml Milk
- 1 Pitta Bread torn into pieces
- 500 g Beef Mince
- Bunch Parsley chopped
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Dried Coriander
- 1 teaspoon Aleppo Pepper
- Salt and Pepper
- 3 cloves Garlic crushed
For the Tomato Sauce
- 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
- 3 cloves Garlic crushed
- 1 400g tin Chopped Tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon Harissa
For the Aioli
- 1 clove Garlic crushed
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 110 ml Olive Oil
- 200 ml Greek Yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Handful Cherry Tomatoes halved
- Couple of handfuls Rocket (Arugula)
- Pomegranate Arils
- In a large bowl pour the milk over the pitta bread and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Add the beef mince, the parsley, oregano, cumin, coriander, aleppo pepper, garlic and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Mix together and form into meatballs, you should get about 12 meatballs.
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over a medium-high heat in a skillet and fry the meatballs until browned. You might need to do this in batches. Set them aside and heat another tablespoon of oil. Fry the garlic for 2 minutes then add the chopped tomatoes and harissa, cook for 5 minutes until thickened.
- Add the meatballs back to the sauce and cover the skillet. Cook for 15 minutes. Meanwhile make the aioli. Whisk together the garlic and egg yolk. Slowly pour in the oil while whisking until emulsified. Add the yoghurt and lemon juice. Serve the meatballs in flatbreads with rocket, cherry tomatoes and aioli.