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Tajine with meatballs and potatoes (tomato sauce)

Tajine with meatballs, potatoes and olives. A family friendly dish. Very fragrant with spices and aromatic herbs. It is a complete and comforting dish. It is eaten with bread to soak in the sauce.You do not have to have a terrine tagine to make this dish. A casserole or a large stew with lid does the trick.

Course: Main course
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
This recipe has been translated automatically from french


  • 1.   Peel your onion and chop it finely.
  • 2.   Peel your cloves of garlic and squeeze them in a garlic press (or chop them).
  • 3.   Chop the parsley leaves (or coriander) and possibly the mint leaves.
  • 4.   Peel your potatoes and cut them in four then each quarter in 2.
  • 5.   Pour a splash of oil into your tajine dish (a casserole dish or a large frying pan with a lid). Heat and add your chopped onion. Let it come back for a few minutes while stirring.
  • 6.   Add the garlic and let it come back quickly.
  • 7.   Pour the crushed tomatoes, half of each spice, and 1 small glass of water. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook gently covered for 10 minutes.
  • 8.   While the tomato sauce is cooking, prepare the meatballs: put your minced meat in a salad bowl. Add the remaining spices and half of the herbs. Salt according to your taste. Knead everything by hand.
  • 9.   Form dumplings the size of a walnut.
  • 10.   Add the potato pieces, meatballs and olives to the tomato sauce. Salt lightly and pepper. Sprinkle with the rest of the aromatic herbs.
  • 11.   Cover and cook for 35 minutes, until meatballs and potatoes are cooked. Stitch the potatoes with the tip of a knife or fork, if it sinks easily, they are cooked.


  • https://www.cuisineculinaire.com/tajine-aux-boulettes-de-viande-pommes-de-terre/



nov., 09 2022
june, 05 2021
Super plat
tested jan., 27 2020
tested jan., 13 2020

Ingredients for servings

  • 500 g of ground beef
  • 6 medium potato
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
  • 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • 1 bunch of fresh parsley
  • 10 leaf of fresh mint
  • 250 ml of canned peeled tomatoes
  • 20 pitted green olives
  • salt (according to taste)
  • pepper (according to taste)