Win them over with your charm, and the help of fragrant spices! These Middle Eastern Meatballs are a simple but impressive dish to throw down and say, "aren't you glad I'm dating your daughter?"
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MIDDLE EASTERN MEATBALLS
These Middle Eastern-inspired meatballs are packed with fragrant spices. The tomato keeps them moist while adding a delicious sauce to your meal.
So tasty they named it twice! This light and fluffy couscous salad has added veggies and basic seasonings that make it super easy to prepare. Goes great with stews or grilled meats.
Look for a big but soft finishing wine. You can't go wrong with a Malbec or Tempranillo (Spains #1 wine) as they should be able to hold with the mix of spices, while not overpowering the more subtle, lingering flavors in the dish.
The meatball family is widely referred to as Kofta across the Middle East, central Asia and India.
Tempranillo is a very old grape: it's been grown in what is today modern day Spain since 1100 B.C., almost 3,000 years!