Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce Recipe

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Kathryn April 19, 2021

How To Make Grilled Moroccan Meatballs with Yogurt Sauce

Spicy and refreshing all in one bite, these grilled Moroccan meatballs serves a smoky dish, served alongside a creamy yogurt sauce, for a tasty meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Meatball:

  • 1large egg
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspground allspice
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,finely chopped, optional
  • tspkosher salt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • lb85% lean ground beef
  • cuppanko
  • vegetable oil,for grilling

For Yogurt Sauce:

  • ½English cucumber,peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and finely diced
  • 1cupGreek yogurt,plain low-fat or whole milk
  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh
  • 1tbspfresh dill,finely chopped
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat to about 500 degrees F.

Meatball:

  1. Mix together the egg, garlic, cumin, allspice, cilantro, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the ground beef and panko and mix with your hands until well combined.

  2. Using a ⅓ cup measure, form 8 disc-shaped meatballs.

  3. Lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated.

  4. Grill the meatballs, covered, for about 4 minutes per side, or until they are nicely browned on the exterior and no longer pink in the center.

  5. Transfer the meatballs to a serving plate and let rest for 3 minutes.

Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Serve meatballs with the yogurt sauce and couscous, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 452.08kcal
  • Fat: 30.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.16g
  • Trans Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.50g
  • Fiber: 0.72g
  • Sugar: 3.45g
  • Protein: 34.26g
  • Cholesterol: 152.46mg
  • Sodium: 663.15mg
  • Calcium: 107.58mg
  • Potassium: 534.01mg
  • Iron: 3.84mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.32mg
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