Broccoli and Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
2 T canola or olive oil
2 cloves garlic, smashed
1 t EACH coriander, cumin and ginger
1 large head broccoli
½ t salt
1 ½ c tomato juice or frozen whole tomatoes
¼ c raisins
1 branch of rosemary
1 lb ground beef
1 onion, minced fine
1/3 c bulgar
½ t cinnamon
¼ t salt
1Mix together the meatball ingredients, shape into 1 inch balls and set aside.
2 Heat the oil in a not-too-wide soup pot. Add the garlic and spices, frying for a minute or so.
3 Add the broccoli and meatballs. Pour the tomato juice over the top, adding more if necessary to almost cover the vegetables and meatballs. Scatter the raisins and rosemary on top.
4 Bring to a gentle simmer, cover the pot and cook gently for 30 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked and the vegetables are tender.
5 Don’t stir it after you put everything in the pot- there’s no need and you don’t want to break the meatballs.