No, a Moroccan Kefta Tagine is not just another meatball dish. The eggs on top are the giveaway that something special, yet homey, is going on here.
Kefta Mkaouara combines meatballs made from seasoned ground meat or lamb with a spicy tomato sauce you make from scratch. You can use a tagine to prepare the Kefta Mkaouara Recipe as I did for the photo, but the dish cooks up beautifully in a skillet as well.
The key to this popular Moroccan dish is in the sauce. Resist the urge to take shortcuts with tomato paste or jarred sauce - aside from a little bit of grating and chopping, a delicious tomato sauce is surprisingly easy to make from scratch. How to Make Moroccan Meatball Tagine shows the classic preparation with fresh tomatoes, herbs and Moroccan spices.
And don't be afraid to try those eggs on top. They're optional, but they go perfectly with the zesty flavors of the meatball tagine.
Photo © Christine Benlafquih
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