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Lamb (or Beef) Meatballs with Couscous and Feta

Lamb (or Beef) Meatballs with Couscous and Feta

  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef (or a combination)
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 small red onion, one half finely chopped and half thinly sliced
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces Feta cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat broiler. In a medium bowl, combine the meat, apricots,coriander, chopped onion, ½ teaspoon of salt, and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper

  2. Form the meat into 1 ½ inch balls (about 20) and place them on a broiler-proof baking sheet. Broil until cooked through about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 cup hot tap water, cover, and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork. (or followdirections on the couscous you purchase). Note: I prefer Israeli couscous, butany is fine!

  4. In a small bowl, mix together the oil, lemon juice, and ¼teaspoon each of salt and pepper.

  5. To present: Put your meatballs on your platter, surroundwith sliced cucumber, tomatoes, and onions. Sprinkle feta cheese over the topand add a little dressing!

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