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DIY Recipes How to prepare harissa meatballs with black eyed beans

Pulse daily DIY recipe teaches prospective chefs how to prepare healthy, Ghanaian dishes in a simple way.

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Harissa meatballs with black eyed beans (Ndudu by fafa)


  1. Minced beef

  2. Harissa paste or dry Harissa spice

  3. Pomegranate seeds

  4. Tandoori spice mix2 chopped

  5. Green chillies

  6. Thyme (remove from stalk and only use the leaves)

  7. Red onion

  8. Chopped coriander

  9. Parsley

  10. Minced garlic1 duck egg (optional)

  11. Egg 

  12. Salt

  13. Ground black pepper

  14. Black eyed beans

  15. Cumin

  16. Coconut oil

  17. Ripened juice tomato

  18. Virgin oil

  19. Cucumber

  20. Pepper

  21. Sumac

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  1. In a bowl add the minced meat, pomegranate seeds, tandoori spice, Harissa spice, diced onions, chillies, minced garlic, coriander and parsley.

  2. Add egg and using your fingers mix everything together till it's well combined and all the herbs and spices are evenly distributed.

  3. Roll the mix into a big ball. Using a table spoon (to help create an even sized meat balls), scoop a mixture and roll in between your palm to create medium sized balls.

  4. Let the meat balls rest for at least 20 minutes to allow the flavours to permeate and also bring it to room temperature.

  5. In a pre heated oven grill of gas mark 200*c, place the meat balls in the middle of your oven grill and cook for 7 minutes. Leave the meat to rest for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove the meat balls to a separate bowl and don't discard the meat juices. We will be using the juices later.

  7. Place a saucepan on a medium heat with the coconut oil. Once the oil is medium hot add the diced onion and cook for about a minute. Add the chillies and fry for a further minute. Add the cumin and cook for 30 sec.

  8. Add the beans and it's juices to the sauce and cook for 5 minutes. Turn the heat off and pour the mixture into the meat juices.

  9. Mix the beans and juices together.

  10. For the Raw Sumac salsa combine all the ingredients apart from the sumac in a bowl. Mix well and sprinkle the sumac on top and serve.

  11. Mix together the beans, Sumac salsa and  meatballs. Serve with your favourite white or red. Best still freshly brewed Palm Wine.

Source: Ndudu_by_fafa

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