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Moroccan Lamb Cocktail Meatballs

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 45 min.
This Moroccan meatball will charm you away from the Italian meatball.


  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp instant chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup dry couscous
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 12 oz jar of beef gravy
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, halved
  • 1/3 cup apricot preserves
  • 1 cup fat-free beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • In a bowl, combine boiling water, chicken granules, onion salt, and pepper.
  • Stir in couscous; cover and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Stir in lamb and egg; mix well. Form into 3/4 to 1-inch meatballs; place in baking pans.
  • Bake in 350ºF oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.
  • Drain, keep warm.
  • In small saucepan, combine gravy, apricots, preserves, broth, turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, and raisins.
  • Bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes.
  • Pour over meatballs, toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 194
  Calories from Fat 93 (48%)
(16%)Total Fat 10g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
(15%)Cholesterol 44mg
(15%)Sodium 351mg
(7%)Potassium 234mg
Total Carbohydrate 17g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(18%)Protein 9g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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