Berber Pizza

So day 1 of Ramadan went very well and everything was ready in time to break fast at precisely 5.38pm. Tonight as it’s a kinder day we’re having a Berber Pizza which has to be one of the easiest Moroccan meals to cook, great for breakfast as well and for those nights where you really are not at all interested in what cooking has to offer or you don’t want to have to think about what to cook.

This is another one to get the kids involved in too as they can help with the squishing of the mince meat, making the meat balls and putting them into the tajine. Served with crusty bread and a salad if you like this will feed a family of 4 being 2 adults & 2 kids.

You will need:

500g of mince meat – Lamb or beef

1 onion diced

2 cloves of garlic crushed

2 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp paprika

handful of chopped parsley & coriander

1 400g tin of crushed tomatoes

4 eggs

Salt & Pepper to taste

Extra Virgin Olive oil.

In a mixing bowl add the meat, 1/2 garlic & 1/2 the herbs and 1 tsp of cumin & 1 tsp of paprika & salt & pepper to taste, mix well & set aside to allow the flavours to develop. In your Tajine or frying pan fry the onions, garlic & remaining spices in olive oil. Add the tomatoes & 1/4 cup of water stir to combine and allow to simmer for 5 – 10 mins until the sauce begins to thicken. Meanwhile shape the meat mixture in to balls and drop into the tomato sauce so they’re evenly spaced around the dish, cover and simmer for about 15 mins. Turn the meat balls once or shake the pan to move them around a bit. Once the liquid has reduced crack the eggs into the pan and cover until they’re set.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, cumin & paprika, garnish with chopped parsley & serve with crusty bread. Best eaten communally with your hands!


6 thoughts on “Berber Pizza

  1. That’s a bit different what was it like? I want to put some vegetarian recipes on here, but they aren’t really my specialty xxx

  2. We had this for dinner tonight & I remembered to take a photo, played with the recipe a bit too and omitted the herbs. Enjoy!

  3. Look delicious and easy to make! We had left over spag. bog & gluten free pasta which i make with lamb mince, carrot and lots of grated zucchini etc. On sourdough toast with a fried egg on top. Divine and so delicious good old aussie lefteovers.

    • Thanks Wayne, I have to say it is pretty sensational and yes you can definitely leave out the eggs 😀 Thanks for having a look at my blog, I’d love to hear how you go if you do try it, Thanks again, Kate

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